Live After Your Death by Donating Your EYES

 

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We associated with Minot Eye Hospital, KR Market, Bangalore which is a Government hospital and requirement for the poor is more.

Camp Conducted Date

Venue

Donors Registered

06-Apr-14

Rotory ttk Blood Bank, New Thippasandra Main Road, Bangalore

18

20-Mar-11

Sai Shree Enclave Terrace, Rama Temple Road, New Thippasandra, Bangalore

18

15-May-11

Rotory ttk Blood Bank, New Thippasandra Main Road, Bangalore

28

15-Aug-11

Vars Notting Hill Apartment, 1st Main, TC Palya Road, Ramamurthy Nagar, Bangalore

33

20-Nov-11

Rotory ttk Blood Bank, New Thippasandra Main Road, Bangalore

19

 

Total

116

 

Eye donation facts

 

What is Eye Donation?

Eye donation is an act of donating one’s eyes after his/her death. Only corneal blinds can be benefited through this process not other blinds.

It is an act of charity, purely for the benefit of the society and is totally voluntary. It is done after death. The eye donation of the deceased can be

authorized by the next of kith & kin even if the deceased did not pledge to donate his / her eyes before death.

What is the significance of Eye Donation?

Money cannot restore sight. Only donation of eyes after death can bring light into the lives of the needy. A willing heart and a steely resolve is needed to donate eyes.

In India, there are 25 lakh corneal blindness cases and 25,000 new cases are added every year. But there is a huge shortage of donor eyes, as only 15,000 corneas are collected.

There are more than 80 lakh deathsper year in India. But corneal donation is only a few thousands.

What is the use of eyes received?

The eyes, which are received through such magnanimous gestures, are of great benefit to the society. 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 to develop cures for some of the common eye diseases.

How can one donate eyes?

Eyes are removed only after death. 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

How do I ensure that the eyes so donated would not be misused?

Eye Banks are covered under “Transplantation of Human Organs Act” since 1994. It is a criminal offence to buy or sell organs. The Government issues a certificate of registration to

eye banks and has a provision to inspect them regularly. In case a complaint is filed against any eye bank, the Government can take legal action.

Is eye donation against religious principles or traditions?

All religions endorse eye donation. There are numerous examples in our traditions and scriptures, which endorse eye and organ donation. A part of the body would be consumed

by flames and reduced to ashes or which is buried and allowed to decay and disintegrate & cannot be put to a better use than restoring vision to the needy!!!

Who can donate eyes? Is there any age limit?

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.

Who cannot donate their eyes?

Patients suffering from Rabies, Tetanus, Aids, Jaundice, Cancer, Gangrene, Brain Tumer, Food Poisoning, Septicemia and a person who has died due to drowning etc. cannot

donate their eyes.

If you would like to donate your eyes, please fill the below Pledge form and send the soft copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we will send your Donor card. Please contact Sukumar (7259239472) or Pavan (9036033456) for any queries.

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