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Education is imperative for individuals to make informed decisions regarding their healthcare. The earlier that students are introduced to the topic of organ and tissue donation, the easier it will be for them to make an informed decision when they apply for their Driver’s License and are asked whether they would like to be an organ and tissue donor.

MORA provides a curriculum that can be adapted to suit various classes such as Drivers Education, Health & Wellness, Biology, Allied Health and others. In fact, the Mississippi Driver’s Education curriculum requires instruction relating to organ and tissue donation under the *2014 Mississippi Code Chapter 25-Driver Education and Training-37-25-5. MORA’s curriculum explains the need for organ, eye, and tissue donation, how the process works, dispels myths about the subject and also encourages students to start the conversation with their families regarding organ donation.

*2014 Mississippi Code Chapter 25–Driver Education and Training – 37-25-5

The State Superintendent of Public Education shall prepare and recommend to the State Board of Education, and the board shall adopt rules and regulations governing the establishment, conduct and scope of driver education and training programs in secondary schools of this state, subject to the requirements and exceptions set forth in this chapter.  Said program shall be established and maintained only in accordance with such rules and regulations.  The state driver education and training program in secondary schools of this state shall include a program of study for alcohol and safety education as it pertains to driver and highway safety and shall also include instruction relating to organ and tissue donation and organ and tissue donation procedures.

Options for Schools and Educators:

  1. Schedule a MORA representative for an in-person presentation (we understand we will be screened and may be required to wear a mask)
  2. Virtual Education – includes a scheduled live presentation via Microsoft Teams or Zoom

If you would like a MORA representative to speak to your students, please contact us via email tbyrd@msora.org or call:   

In North Mississippi, Susan Bonds: (662) 841-1960

In Central Mississippi, Charlita Zollicoffer: (601) 954-8456

In South Mississippi, Trisha Byrd: (850) 259-1232                        

Or complete this form to request one of our options :

Outreach Form

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Engaging Educator Materials for the Classroom

Transplant Talk Video-  2.5 minute video on organ, eye and tissue donation

8 Truths of Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation Handout

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