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Forrest General Hosts Flag Dedication in Honor of National Donate Life Month - Forrest Health
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    Published on April 13, 2017

    Forrest General Hosts Flag Dedication in Honor of National Donate Life Month


    HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (April 13, 2017) The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) teamed up with Forrest General and other hospital partners across the state to promote National Donate Life Month during April. 

    “I feel honored and blessed to be part of the work MORA does in Mississippi and the countless lives that are improved or saved because of organ donation. I thank MORA for everything they do. These healthcare professionals counsel patients and their families on organ donation and approach what is often a difficult time for families with compassion, professionalism, and expertise. Most of all, I hold the patients who become donors and their families in the highest regard, because there is no greater love than to give life to another person,” said Steven Stogner, MD, FCCP.

    On Wednesday, April 12, at 11 a.m., Forrest General hosted a flag dedication at the hospital’s main entrance to honor donors and recognize the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. This brief ceremony was open to the public, and anyone effected by or passionate about organ donation was encouraged to attend.

    “I would like to thank Forrest General and the families who have given the gift of life. They have had a huge impact on individuals and families in our community over the past year,” said Joel Stevens, MORA representative.

    Throughout the month, emphasis will be placed on the need for individuals of legal age to indicate their desire to donate by signing up on the Mississippi Donor Registry at

    CAPTION: Adrian Murry and Steven Stogner, MD, after Adrian tells her emotional story about her son Kendrick Murry, who was an organ donor.

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