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Organ donors, save lives

Officials with the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency will meet at the State Capitol Wednesday afternoon to recognize the month of April as "National Donate Life Month." 

The 2:00 P.M. press conference will focus on the importance of organ donation. 

Adults who are at least 18 can sign-up as a donor. As an organ donor, you could save up to eight other people's lives. Also, donating tissue can make a difference in dozens of lives. 
    
"1,500 Mississippians right now are in need of life saving transplants, over 121,000 Americans, 22 of those will die every day waiting on a transplant that never comes and a new person goes on the list every ten minutes. That's why it's important," says Chuck Stinson, the Director of Community Services and Relations for the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency.

A donor recipient and the parent of a donor will be among the featured guests during the press conference. 

For more information about registering as an organ donor click here http://www.msora.org/. 

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