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 …



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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

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 …

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

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

November 28, 2018

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …