Our Mission: The mission of our not-for-profit organization is to save and improve lives through the gift of organ, eye, and tissue donation.
Federal law requires hospitals to enact policies that make every family suffering the loss of a loved one aware of the opportunity for organ, eye and tissue donation. There are 58 organ procurement agencies across the country working in their designated service areas to accomplish this. MORA is the federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) for most of Mississippi, but its mission is about so much more than simply compliance.
MORA staff members are on call every minute of the day, and they carry out most of the legwork required to pair matching recipients to organs as they become available. In the wake of loss, a MORA agent will be at the family’s side, making phone calls to transplant centers and answering any questions the donor’s family may have with compassion and professionalism.
Our agency works tirelessly to spread awareness about donation throughout the state at medical conventions, civic meetings, health fairs, schools and churches – you name it. MORA gladly provides brochures and other materials on donation free of charge to anyone who requests them.