Mississippi Department of Public Safety Showing Support of Organ and Tissue Donation During the Holidays

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The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) and Mid-South Transplant Foundation (MSTF) from Memphis, TN have joined together, as Donate Life Mississippi, to put up Donate Life decorative trees in select Driver’s Examiners stations across the state for the holidays.

“This is a reminder to those who come for a new license or to renew their license, that they have the opportunity to give the gift of hope to the nearly 1,500 Mississippians that are awaiting a lifesaving transplant,” said Chuck Stinson, the Director of Community Services and Relations for the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency.

Randa Lipman, the Community Outreach Manager from Mid-South Transplant Foundation, stresses the important role that the Mississippi Department of Public Safety plays in registering organ, eye and tissue donors. “Over 700,000 Mississippians are currently registered to be organ, eye and tissue donors on the Mississippi Donor Registry and 98% of these have done so by registering when getting a new driver’s license or renewing their current one.”

“We are glad to partner with MORA in this worthwhile and life-saving endeavor,” Director of the MHP Driver Services Bureau Lt. Col. Chris Gillard said.

A first year initiative, the trees will be in place at 10 Driver’s Examiners stations across the state until early January of 2016.

To register as an organ, eye and tissue donor, please go to www.donatelifems.org.

MORA Partners with Mississippi Blood Service for their ABOut A Cause Campaign

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The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) has partnered with Mississippi Blood Services for their ABOut A Cause campaign this December. In this the season of giving, the two agencies ask that you consider giving the ultimate gift, the gift of life, by donating blood with Mississippi Blood Services and registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor at www.DonateLifeMS.org

Timothy Lewis from Jackson, Mississippi shares his story of why these life-saving and healing gifts are so precious and give hope to those who need these gifts to survive: