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

Hero 100 Bike Ride

We invite you to take part in our annual Hero 100 Ride to raise awareness for organ, eye, and tissue donation. Beginning at Pass Christian War Memorial Park, Cyclists will bike along the Mississippi Gulf Coast in March in our Metric Century (62 miles), Half Metric Century (31 miles), 10 mile ride, or 1 Mile Fun Ride.

Legacy Day

Held during National Donate Life Month with University of Mississippi Medical (Transplant) Center, Legacy Day 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.

Racing for Donation 8k Walk/Run

Racing for Donation is an 8k and 5k walk/run to bring awareness for the need of donation held annually on the last Saturday in April (National Donate Life Month).

Spero Awards

The word Spero 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 life-saving 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

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 16, 2021

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.

National Minority Donor Awareness Month -August

National Minority Donor Awareness Month is a collaborative initiative of Donate Life America (DLA), Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT), Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO), Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), National Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP) and National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to save and improve the quality of life of diverse communities by creating a positive culture for organ, eye, and tissue donation. Outreach activities during this month include events to provide donation education, encourage donor registration and promote healthy living and disease prevention to decrease the need for transplantation.

National DMV Appreciation Month – September

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 12-14, 2021

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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