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Officials with the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency believe a new on-site clinic at their headquarters could help improve the timely recovery of organ and tissue donations.
There are approximately 1500 Mississippians on National Organ Transplant Waiting List. Most of those patients, nearly 1300 of them, are waiting for a kidney.
But a new clinical addition to the MORA headquarters in Flowood could speed up that process.
“Currently, most of the recovery of organs and tissues of people who have died happens in the hospital setting,” explains MORA Chief Medical Officer Doctor Shirley Schlessinger. “Often times, this ministry can disrupt flow in a hospital that’s got trauma coming in and other emergency things going on beyond the recovery of organs.” Continue reading