Bryant receives MORA's first-ever "Hero on the Field" Award

Bryant receives MORA's first-ever "Hero on the Field" Award

The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) and JucoWeekly are teaming up to provide a "Hero on the Field" from football programs in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges. The "Hero on the Field" Award works hand-in-hand with MORA's It's Super Easy campaign on becoming an organ donor.

Holmes Community College's Dejerric Bryant of Mize, who has just been named the MACJC Offensive Player of the Week for Week One, is the first recipient of the "Hero on the Field" Award.

The Bulldogs defeated East Central, 48-40, and Bryant, a sophomore quarterback, played a huge role in the victory in Decatur. Bryant was 9-of-10 passing for 296 yards and three touchdowns and also ran the ball seven times for 76 yards and one touchdown from 65 yards. For Bryant's play, he is now being considered for the NJCAA National Offensive Player of the Week Award.

Did you know It's Super Easy to register as an organ donor?  It takes less than two minutes to be someone's hero. That is the driving force behind the new website and advertising campaign that was released by the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency in early May.

Check out the new registration page at www.itssupereasy.org. After you register as an organ donor, share your "Hero Status" and the cool collection of League of Lifesavers videos on your social media pages. If you are already registered as a donor, click the "Already Registered" link to click through to the video page where you can share the videos too!

"This campaign was spawned from conversations with the public that weren't aware of how to register as an organ donor or they didn't know how easy it is to register," says Chuck Stinson, the Director of Community Services and Relations for MORA. "The campaign combines the idea of how easy it is to register as a 'super hero.' We thought that was a perfect fit for the campaign."

"This is different from anything we have ever done in the past to promote organ donation. The landing page is a registration form that can be filled out in less than two minutes but it also allows access to the other elements of the campaign which we think are really cool and really promote what the campaign is about and that is, ultimately, getting people to register as organ donors."

At present, approximately 1,500 Mississippians and 122,000+ Americans are in need of a lifesaving transplant.  A new patient is added to the national transplant waiting list every 10 minutes and an average of 22 people die each day awaiting a lifesaving transplant that never comes.  One organ donor can save eight lives and one tissue donor can save or heal the lives of 50 recipients or more.  

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