The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency is the federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) for most of the state of Mississippi. Additionally, MORA works in cooperation with the Mississippi Lions Eye Bank to provide tissue recovery services.
MORA is one of 59 organ procurement organizations nationally. The federal government requires hospitals to have policies and procedures in place to insure that each family is given the opportunity to donate organs and tissue upon the death of a loved one. MORA works with the local hospitals in our designated service area to ensure that families receive the option of organ and tissue donation.
It is only after the death of a loved one that MORA becomes involved. After a physician has determined a patient is brain dead, MORA is called in to talk to the family, offer the option of donation and answer any questions. If the family consents to donation, MORA then coordinates the recovery of the human organs for transplantation. A MORA staff member stays at the hospital, manages the donor and makes phone calls to transplant centers to place the organs with matching recipients. MORA staff members are on call 24-hours a day in order to respond to the needs of hospitals at any time.
In addition, the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency is the educational source for organ and tissue donor information throughout our state. MORA promotes donor awareness in many ways – at medical conventions, civic meetings, community events, health fairs, schools and churches. Our agency provides brochures and information on donation free of charge to anyone who makes a request.
MORA also works with hospitals within our service area to meet federal guidelines. MORA provides death records to help each hospital stay in compliance with governmental regulations and to help them in improving performance standards.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Connects, Informs, Advocated and Develops.
CONNECT with like-minded business professionals and learn what about your community and the opportunities it offers you;
Be INFORMED on issues surrounding your business, your community and your state;
ADVOCATE so you can affect and engage on a local, state and national level;
DEVELOP yourself, your employees and your business.
Through a partnership with the Biloxi, Gulfport, Long Beach, Pass Christian Chambers of Commerce along with Coast Young Professionals, Leadership Gulf Coast, Coast Centurions Association and an emerging film office, your chamber serves nearly 900 businesses, represents 50,000 employees and has over 3000 contact- there is strength in numbers.
We have a menu of training programs, many of which are free of charge to our members. Our core of endorsed services is sure to bring more money to your bottom line. From credit card processing and music licensing to health insurance and workers compensation insurance, our programs and services will bring more money to your bottom line.
To add benefit, your industry is represented by a team of government affairs experts that is dedicated to protecting you from harmful legislation while promoting legislation that will benefit the industry. We estimate that our Government Affairs victories have saved the average restaurant over $10,000 over the past 4 years.
General Membership Meeting the 2nd Tuesday of every month, 5:30-6:30 General Membership Meeting, 6:30-8:00 Social
Our Mission: Open Doors, a coalition raising awareness by building bridges within the community and acting as a unified force dedicated to preventing, reducing and ultimately ending homelessness.
Gulf Coast Region: Harrison County, Hancock County, Jackson County, Stone County, Pearl River County, and George County, Mississippi
Definition of ending homelessness: While it is true that we cannot prevent all housing crises, our goal is to ensure that all South Mississippi citizens have a roof over their heads and that any bout of homelessness is rare and brief.