MORA Scholarship Application Period Now Open



September 24, 2020

MORA will present seven scholarships totaling $11,265 to graduating seniors in 2021 including: the Allie Carruth Memorial Scholarship ($5,000), the Walker Wilbanks Memorial Scholarship ($2,265), and the Matthew Gaskin Memorial Scholarship ($1,000). MORA will also offer two $1,000 scholarships: the …



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Make Your Voice Heard in Support of Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation

August 25, 2020

Dear MORA supporter,

Please join our campaign to encourage the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to address concerns with proposed metrics governing Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs), which would drastically impact the organ donation process and potentially result in …

MORA Recognizes Hospital and Community Partners with Annual Spero Awards

August 11, 2020

The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency’s Spero Awards recognize community and hospital partners that make organ, eye, and tissue donation a reality for those in need of life-saving and healing transplants. The word Spero is Latin for “hope,” chosen to reflect …

August is Minority Donor Awareness Month

August 6, 2020

National Minority Donor Awareness Month is a collaborative initiative of Donate Life organizations to save and improve the quality of life of diverse communities by creating a positive culture for organ, eye, and tissue donation. National Minority Donor Awareness Month …

Job Opening: MORA Seeks Family Care Specialist for Tissue

July 15, 2020

The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) is an innovative center of excellence that maximizes the gift of organ, eye, and tissue donation. MORA provides an excellent financial compensation package that includes great benefits. We are searching for a Family Care …

Job Opening: MORA Seeks Referral Intake Coordinator

The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) is an innovative center of excellence that maximizes the gift of organ, eye, and tissue donation. MORA provides an excellent financial compensation package that includes great benefits. We are searching for a Referral Intake …

We stand.

June 5, 2020

For more than 25 years, MORA has understood the cross-cultural impact of life-saving organ, eye, and tissue donation and transplantation. We see it in our donor heroes, recipients, and their families—all who are forever in our hearts.

 We acknowledge the …

Take part in our National Blue and Green Day Celebration on April 17

April 8, 2020

This National Blue and Green Day, let’s rally as a community to show our support for organ, eye, and tissue donation AND health care workers!

On April 17, we’re asking you to “show your heart” through one or both of …

MORA Announces 2019-2020 Scholarship Winners

April 7, 2020

MORA recently announced its 2019-2020 scholarship winners.

This year, MORA added three memorial scholarships from donated funds raised by donor families in memory of their loved one who gave the Gift of Life: the Allie Carruth Memorial Scholarship ($5,000), the …

Job Opening: MORA Seeks Family Care Specialist

March 20, 2020

The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) is an innovative center of excellence that maximizes the gift of organ, eye and tissue donation. MORA provides an excellent financial compensation package that includes great benefits. We are searching for a Family Care …

Celebrate National Donate Life Month

March 17, 2020

For National Donate Life Month 2020, Donate Life America was inspired by the springtime scene of a garden. A garden and the insects within in it serve as symbols of hope, courage and transformed life — themes repeatedly found within …

UPDATE: COVID-19 Response and Precautions

March 16, 2020

Dear Donate Life Family,

The safety and health of our donation and transplantation community and our staff is our top priority. As we continue to monitor the developments of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to reassure you of the …

Job Opening: MORA Seeks Manager of Tissue Family Care

The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) is an innovative center of excellence that maximizes the gift of organ, eye, and tissue donation.  MORA provides an excellent financial compensation package that includes great benefits.  We are searching for a Manager of …

Racing for Donation to Take Place on April 25

January 29, 2020

Join us for the 9th annual Racing for Donation on April 25th in Flowood! Walk or run our 5k or 8k to support organ, eye, and tissue donation. We’re also offering a one mile fun run for kids!

Registration for

Hero 100 Bike Ride Set for March 7

Ride the Hero 100 on March 7, 2020 to raise awareness of organ, eye, and tissue donation! Beginning at Pass Christian War Memorial Park, cyclists will bike along the Mississippi Gulf Coast in our Metric Century (62 miles), Half Metric …

Live Life. Give Life.- Brooke Lillie’s Story

November 20, 2019

My name is Brooke Lillie. When I was 15 months old I received the Gift of Life…a new heart. Today, almost 23 years later, I am living to tell my story.

When I was only 13 months old I was …

Job Opening: MORA Seeks Family Care Specialist

November 18, 2019

The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency is seeking a Family Care Specialist to work in a large medical center in the Jackson, Mississippi area as a vital member of the healthcare team providing care to families as they are grieving.  The …

Job Opening: MORA Seeks Manager of Family Care Tissue Recovery Services

September 19, 2019

Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency is an innovative center of excellence that maximizes the gift of organ, eye, and tissue donation. The Manager of Family Care Tissue Recovery Services will be responsible for providing leadership and oversight to a department that …

MORA Scholarship Application Period Now Open

MORA will award seven scholarships totaling $11,265 including:

  • Allie Carruth Memorial Scholarship ($5,000)
  • Walker Wilbanks Memorial Scholarship ($2,265)
  • Matthew Gaskin Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)
  • Annie Lucious Gift of Life Scholarship ($1,000)
  • Dr. Shirley Schlessinger Scholarship ($1,000)
  • Two $500 Scholarships

Scholarship Guidelines

MORA to Host 3rd Annual Praises of Hope Gospel Music Event

September 12, 2019

Join us on November 7 at 7 p.m. at Thalia Mara Hall for Praises of Hope- a free gospel music event. Hosted by Dre’ Monie and Sherry Mackey of Hallelujah FM’s Early Morning Praise Party, the event will feature BET’s …

Job Opening: Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency is seeking a Tissue Recovery Coordinator

August 22, 2019

Hours – Full Time “On Call” position with flexible nights and weekends

Education and work experience

  • Bachelors degree in life sciences or Business or Associate degree preferred.
  • Qualifications as Licensed Practical Nurse, OR/Surgical Tech, EMT, Paramedic, Mortician or an equivalent

MORA Hosts 2019 Spero Awards

July 26, 2019

MORA hosted the 6th Annual Spero Awards on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the Hilton Jackson. The awards ceremony recognizes hospital partners, medical professionals, and community partners who help make the Donate Life mission possible. The keynote speaker for …

MORA to Host Spero Awards on July 25

July 18, 2019

MORA will host its annual Spero Awards and luncheon on July 25, 2019 at the Hilton Jackson to recognize hospital and community partners for their contributions to the life-saving mission of organ, eye, and tissue donation.

The keynote speaker for this year’s event …

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 11-mile ride. Register at …

Take Part in Racing for Donation

April 2, 2019

Join us for the 8th annual Racing for Donation 8K and 5K in Flowood! Come walk or run for a great cause-organ, eye, and tissue donation-and enjoy our food trucks on site.

Registration for the 8K/5K run or walk is …

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 …

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

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.…

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

January 25, 2019

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 …

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

November 28, 2018

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), …

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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!…