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 […]



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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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]