Eye Donation Awareness Campaign
Souls go to heaven, Organs don’t!
Let someone see through your eyes.
We encourage people to sign up for eye donation through our campaigns. It is a noble act and is purely voluntary. If you want to donate your eyes or conduct a campaign in your school or office, call us! We will support you with the entire documentation process, starting from eye donation pledge form filled to getting your eye donation pledge cards in your hands.
Eye Donation Facts:
- Eye donations is an act of charity and purely voluntary.
- Eye donation is an act of donating eyes after his/her death.
- Keep the eyes moist and eye lids closed. Do not switch on the fan near or above the body.
- Contact nearest eye bank. It takes around 20 minutes for the doctor to perform the procedure.
- A person wishing to donate eyes should make close family members aware of their intentions. After the death of the person, it is the family who can inform the nearest eye bank to fulfill the wishes of the deceased or authorize the removal of the eyes if somebody from an eye bank approaches the family.
- The front, clear and transparent tissue of the eye called as cornea can be used to restore vision to corneal blind person. The other portions of the eye are also used for research and training purposes.
- Cornea can be removed from a deceased person within six hours of death and can be used for surgery.
- There are two methods adopted for removal of eyes. Some eye banks would remove the whole eyeball. There would be no disfigurement. The eye bank team, after the removal of eyes would properly close the eyes so that there is no disfigurement. The second method is the removal of only the clear transparent tissue. Here also a plastic shield is placed in place of the tissue and no difference can be noticed.
- Any person of any age can donate eyes. Even if the deceased has medical history of hypertension, diabetes, asthma, tuberculosis etc., and even spectacle wearers and people who have undergone cataract operation can donate eyes.
- Children below 18 years of age must get consent from the Parent/Guardian.
- Patients suffering from Rabies, Tetanus, Aids, Jaundice, Cancer, Gangrene, Brain Tumer, Food Poisoning, Septosamia and a person who has died due to drowning cannot donate their eyes.