Celebrate National Donate Life Month



March 8, 2019

April is National Donate Life Month. During this month we reflect on the hope and life made possible through organ, eye, and tissue donation. The theme for this year’s celebration is the butterfly. The metamorphosis of the caterpillar to the butterfly represents the cycle of life and the process of transformation, growth, and renewal. The […]



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Job Opening – MORA is Seeking a Family Care Specialist

March 7, 2019

Family Care Specialist-Tissue Department- Family Services Hours- Flexible nights and weekends providing on-call family support 24/7 as dictated by rotating call schedule to potential donor families Education and work experience 2 year college degree Minimum one year work experience in counseling, bereavement social work or nursing. Knowledge of acceptable medical terminology Excellent computer and typing […]

Job Opening – MORA is seeking a Community Outreach Coordinator

March 6, 2019

Community Outreach Coordinator Department – Community Outreach Location – MORA Headquarters (400 Lakeland Dr., Flowood, MS 39232) Hours – 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Education and work experience A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Marketing & Management or related field. A minimum of 2 years prior work experience in any public relations, marketing or communications […]

MORA Donor Tree Ceremonies

February 25, 2019

During November and December, MORA held its annual “Gift of Life” donor tree ceremonies in Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Jackson, and Tupelo. These ceremonies are a special time during the holiday season for donor families to remember their loved ones who gave the gift of life. Biloxi PhotosHattiesburg PhotosJackson PhotosTupelo Photos

MORA to Hold Volunteer Training on February 16

January 30, 2019

MORA will hold a training session on February 16 at 10 a.m. at our main office located at 4400 Lakeland Dr., Flowood. The training is for individuals interested in participating in and advocating the Donate Life mission as a volunteer. The session will last approximately one hour and materials and snacks will be provided. To […]

Tour de Life Ride to Take Place on June 15

January 25, 2019

Join us for the 3rd annual Tour de Life ride to raise awareness of organ, eye, and tissue donation. Beginning at Fairpark in downtown Tupelo, riders may participate in the metric century, half metric century, or 1 mile fun ride. Register at racesonline.com/events/tour-de-life. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. and the ride begins at 8 a.m. […]

Hero 100 Ride to take Place on March 9 in Pass Christian

Take part in the 2nd annual Hero 100 Ride to raise awareness of organ, eye, and tissue donation. Beginning at Pass Christian War Memorial Park, cyclists will bike along the Mississippi Gulf Coast on March 9, 2019 in our Metric Century (62 miles), Half Metric Century (31 miles), 10 mile ride, or 1 Mile Fun […]

Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency Scholarship Application Now Open

January 9, 2019

Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA)’s 2019 scholarship application process is now open. MORA will present $6,500 in scholarships in May to high school seniors who demonstrate an understanding of the need for organ, eye and tissue donation in Mississippi and across the country. In 2018, a record number of applicants (271) from a record number […]

Local Heart Recipient and Donor Mom Share Their story at DPS Meeting

November 28, 2018

On November 28, Coasie Parker, heart recipient, and Barbara Edmond, whose son was Parker’s donor, shared their story at a Mississippi Department of Public Safety (Official) meeting in Batesville. Parker, of Batesville, and Edmond, of Memphis, met for the first time exactly one year ago. On this very special day, they wanted to share their story with […]

2018 Praises of Hope

October 4, 2018

The 2nd annual Praises of Hope will be held on November 3 from 2-5 p.m. at the Jackson Medical Mall. This free event will feature live performances by: Dathan Thigpen (BET’s Sunday Best winner), Ashford Sanders (BET’s Sunday Best finalist), Trinity Inspirational Choir, Miz Tiffany, Carrie Parker-Small, Lady T, and Shawn and LuWanda Morris Praises of Hope will also highlight […]

MORA Hosts 2018 Spero Awards on July 31

August 1, 2018

MORA hosted the 5th Annual Spero Awards on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at the Hilton Jackson. The awards ceremony recognized hospital partners, medical professionals, corporate partners and donor ambassadors who work in conjunction with MORA to promote organ, eye and tissue donation to ultimately save and heal lives. The speaker for the awards ceremony was donor […]

Lifesaving Stories

July 18, 2018

MORA Awarded for Excellence in Donation

June 27, 2018

MORA recently received an award from LifeNet Health for its support of its pediatric heart valve program. MORA provided 26 lifesaving heart valves to the many infants and children in need of cardiac grafts in 2017. For the tissue recovery organizations that work with LifeNet Health to provide hearts for valves, this was the most for any program […]

MORA to Host Spero Awards on July 31

June 7, 2018

MORA will host its 5th Annual Spero Awards and luncheon on July 31, 2018 at Hilton Jackson to recognize hospital partners, medical professionals, corporate partners, and donation ambassadors for their contributions to the lifesaving mission of organ, eye, and tissue donation.  Awards will be presented for the following categories:         Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year Community […]

MORA Announces 2018 Scholarship Winners

June 8, 2018

MORA will present 12 scholarships totaling $6,500 to high school seniors across the state during May. This is the fourth year that MORA has offered scholarships and 2018 yielded a record number of applicants (271) from a record number of high schools (117). This is a testament to our outreach in high schools across the state,” said […]

MORA Represented at Eliza Pillars Convention

MORA Hospital Development Coordinators recently participated in the Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses of Mississippi 33rd Annual Convention where MORA was recognized as a sponsor and exhibitor. Staff provided organ, eye, and tissue donation education to the attendees as well as showed appreciation for support of our mission to save and improve lives through the gift of organ […]

MORA Hosts Lunch and Learn for HCC Students

MORA recently hosted a lunch and learn for approximately 25 students in Holmes Community College’s Mortuary Science program. MORA staff were able to educate students on organ, eye, and tissue donation and the role that funeral home professionals have in the donation process. Students participated in presentations, Q&A, and a tour of MORA’s clinical facility.

Heart Recipient Meets Donor’s Family

Heart recipient, Doris Arnold, celebrated the two year anniversary of her transplant with her donor’s family on Saturday, May 12. Donor daughter Melissa Colorigh listened to the heart of her mother, Daphne Williams, in Doris. After going through the proper channels, the two families originally connected in the fall of 2017 over the internet, but […]

2018 Praises of Hope

MORA will hosts the 2nd annual Praises of Hope: A Gospel Showcase on November 3, 2018.  Stay tuned for more info about this year’s event!

Spero Awards

April 12, 2017

The 4th annual Spero Awards will be held on Thursday, July 13th, 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in Jackson.  The word Spero (Sp?-r?) is Latin for “hope.” The title was chosen to reflect the hope that organ, eye and tissue donation brings to those in need of a lifesaving organ or a life improving tissue […]

National Donate Life Blue & Green Day – April 21, 2017

The public is encouraged to wear blue and green, hold events and fundraisers, and partner with local restaurants, malls, media, and community organizations in an effort to spread awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation.

Faith and Organ Donation Go Hand in Hand

February 23, 2017

FAITH AND ORGAN DONATION GO HAND IN HAND  Pastor and congregation member reflect on faith and their donation connection   Hattiesburg, MS– National Donor Sabbath is a time for faith leaders from many religions, donor families, transplant recipients and donation and transplantation professionals to participate in services and programs to educate the public about the need for the […]

Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency to Again Present Scholarships Statewide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, January 13, 2017 – Flowood, MS – For the third straight year, Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) will be presenting scholarships in May to high school seniors across Mississippi who believes in the lifesaving and life healing gifts that organ, eye and tissue donation can be for others. Kevin Stump, the Chief […]

Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency presents check to USM College of Health

May 11, 2016

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Health Ambassadors have proven in recent years that organ, eye and tissue donation awareness is an important issue on the University of Southern Mississippi campus in Hattiesburg and statewide. For their efforts in the fall of 2015, when the Ambassadors staffed registration tables and handed out awareness materials […]

Nominate a Deserving Candidate for a 2016 Spero Award

May 10, 2016

You may now nominate a deserving candidate for the 2016 Spero Awards hosted by the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) HERE. The awards will recognize hospital partners, medical professionals, corporate partners and donor advocates that work tirelessly and in conjunction with MORA and the Mississippi Lions Eye Bank (MLEB) to promote organ, eye and tissue […]

MORA to Host Volunteer Training in Tupelo

May 3, 2016

The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency is hosting a Donate Life Ambassador volunteer training to be held at Midtown Pointe (formerly Gloster Creek Mall), 499 Gloster Creek Village, Tupelo, Mississippi, on Tuesday, February 16th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering in Northeast Mississippi and would like to attend this training, […]