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82,994
Number of corneas provided for transplant in 2016

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69,049
U.S. donors of ocular tissue in 2016

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95+%
Success rate of cornea transplants

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$5.9B
Lifetime economic benefit of cornea transplants performed in 2016

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Apple and Donate Life America Bring National Organ Donor Registration to iPhone

Apple® and Donate Life America announced July 5 that, for the first time ever, iPhone® users will be able to sign up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor right from the Health app with the release of iOS 10 scheduled for this Fall. For more info, please click the link below

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EBAA Awards 2016 Heise Award to Bernie Iliakis

During the 55th Annual Meeting, Bernie Iliakis, MHA, CEBT, received the 2016 Leonard Heise Award for outstanding devotion and service to EBAA’s mission and development. To learn more, click the link below.

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EBAA Releases First 2016 issue of the International Journal of Eye Banking

The International Journal of Eye Banking’s Volume 4, Issue 1, is now available. The Journal is EBAA’s peer-reviewed publication dedicated to eye banking and corneal transplantation, providing free access to both readers and authors. To view the issue, please click the link below.

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Eye Banker to Participate in Dance Competition Sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation

Julie Nygaard, Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin, will compete in the “Spotlight on Life Dance Competition and Fundraiser on January 23, 2016. Funds raised benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin. For more details or to sponsor, click the link below.

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