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Starkville, Miss. (WCBI) – April is National Donate Life Month and representatives of the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency and the staff of OCH Regional Medical Center took to the skies to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation. OCH Staff, the parents of an organ donor, and a transplant recipient took part in a balloon launch to honor those donors who  have given the gift of life to others.

On hand were Beverly Hammett of Starkville, whose life was saved by a kidney transplant, and the parents of Matthew Gaskin who celebrated their son’s legacy through his tissue donation.

13 hundred Mississippians are awaiting organ transplants.

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