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Our appeal Take a pledge to donate your eyes Motivate and educate others about eye donation after death          “After death, motivate the kin of deceased to call the eye bank”

EYES NEED TO BE REMOVED WITHIN SIX HOURS AFTER DEATH
SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR NEAREST EYE BANK AT THE EARLIEST


FACTS ABOUT EYE DONATION

  • 37 million people are blind / the prevalence of blindness is 4 per 1000 population
  • Out of these, 6.8 million of the blind suffer from corneal blindness.
  • Every third blind person is an Indian
  • Every 5 seconds one person goes blind
  • A child becomes blind every minute in the world
  • An estimated 1-2 million persons go blind every year
  • Yearly one lakh Indians become blind due to corneal problems
  • 75% blindness is treatable
  • By 2020 - there will be 10.6 million blind.

50 deaths are registered per day in one metro city alone- translating into 300 potential corneas every day – Can every potential translate into an actual donor?



FAQS ABOUT EYE DONATION


Who can be eye donors?

Who cannot be a donor?

Can a living person donate his/her eyes?

What needs to be done to become an eye donor?

Is there anything else I need to do?

I am diabetic and have hypertension, can I donate?

I wear spectacles, so what is the use of donating?

I have undergone cataract surgery, so how can I donate my eyes?

I have eye problems and am blind myself with retinal or optic nerve disease, so how can I give vision?

Can the next of kin consent to a donation if the deceased person has not signed an eye donation form?

How can I be of help on the death of a close relative or friend?

What can we expect after the call to the eye-bank?

What should I do till the Eye Donation team arrives?

Can the whole eye be transplanted?

Can the recipients be told who donated the eyes?








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