The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency promotes the need for organ, eye and tissue donation year round across the state. If you are looking for a speaker or for us to attend a future event, just fill out the Outreach Activity Form below and we will get back with you soon!


MORA Events

Tour de Life Bike Ride

Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency and North Mississippi Medical Center hosted the inaugural Tour de Life Bike Ride on Tanglefoot Trail ® in North Mississippi on Saturday, April 1st, 2017 to promote the need for organ, eye and tissue donation. The ride featured lengths of 100k, 50k, 10k and a 1 mile fun ride for kids.

Impressions of Life

The 5th annual Impressions of Life was held on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at three locations across the state. The event allows transplant recipients who have received and donor families the chance to paint in memory of their donor or loved one. It is a moving and emotional event for those that have received the Gift of Life through an organ, eye or tissue transplant from a donor as well as for the families of the donors.

Legacy Lap

The 3rd annual Legacy Lap was held on Friday, April 14th, 2017 at Jackson Medical Mall. Held during National Donate Life Month, the Legacy Lap promotes the need for organ donations in Mississippi. It brings together the families of organ, eye and tissue donors along with transplant recipients and their families. Participants viewed photo displays of those who have made the gift of life, walked a celebratory lap and released balloons in memory of their donor or loved one.

Racing for Donation 8k walk/run

The 6th annual Racing for Donation 8k run/walk was held on Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at MORA headquarters in Flowood. The race and Celebration of Life family picnic bring awareness for the need of donation and caps off National Donate Life Month activities for the agency. The race was designated as an 8k because one organ donor can save 8 lives.

Spero Awards

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 transplant. The Spero Awards recognize hospital partners, medical professionals, corporate partners and donor advocates who work in conjunction with MORA and the Mississippi Lions Eye Bank (MLEB) to promote organ, eye and tissue donation to ultimately save and heal lives.


National Observances

National Donor Day – February 14, 2017

National Donor Day is a time to focus on all types of donation organ, eye, tissue, blood, platelets and marrow by participating in blood/marrow drives or donor registration events. It is also a day to recognize our loved ones who have given the gift of donation, have received a donation, are currently waiting or did not receive an organ in time.

National Donate Life Month – April

National Donate Life Month (NDLM) features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.

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.

Donate Life ECHO July 9-22, 2017

Donate Life ECHO, which stands for Every Community Has Opportunity, is a nationwide observance designed to reach multicultural communities. Through the ECHO concept of reiteration and repetition—with people sharing the message of donation within their community—more lives will be saved and healed.

National DMV Appreciation Week – September 25-29, 2017

The first-annual National DMV Appreciation Week took place in 2016. The DMV partnership remains the primary source of donor registrations. DMV and driver’s licensing partners are the people on the front lines of service who have helped register more than 130 million donors. DMV Appreciation Week is a time for the Donate Life Community to say thank you and show its appreciation of DMV partners across the country through national and local events and outreach.

National Donor Sabbath – November 10-12, 2017

This three-day observance seeks to include the days of worship for major religions practiced in the United States, in order for congregations to come together to learn about and celebrate donation and transplantation, and pray for those affected by it.

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