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Viewpoint - Organ Donation

It will be my honor to say a few words this weekend at the South Mississippi Donor Recognition Ceremony. 

The ceremony is to be held Saturday night at 7 PM at the Jackie Dole Community Center to honor South Mississippi organ and tissue donors and the donor families that made what I am sure were very emotional decisions often during a time of crisis from themselves that would literally change the life of someone else. 

Because of this more than generous donation people with life sustaining organs that are on the verge of no longer functioning get a fresh chance at living.  Some who are blind are given the gift of sight. 

I could go on and on. 

But I just wanted to say to the large number of viewers who watch News 7 the essence of what I will share to a smaller crowd Saturday evening and that is the fact that being an organ donor is one of the most responsible, caring and unselfish things a person can do. 

We all have that privilege and opportunity and should make the proper preparations now if we wish to be numbered among this courageous and honored group of individuals who so graciously give the gift of life to others.  We would also like to publicly acknowledge the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency for all the work they do. 

I'm Jim Cameron and that's today's Viewpoint.  Let us hear from you.           

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