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79,304
Number of corneas provided for transplant in 2015

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66,526
U.S. donors of ocular tissue in 2015

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95+%
Success rate of cornea transplants

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$5.5B
Lifetime economic benefit of cornea transplants performed in 2013

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Today marks the 111th anniversary of the #cornealtransplant and the #giftofsight. The first successful full thickness corneal transplant was performed on December 7, 1905 by Dr. Eduard Zirm.

Ever since 1905, the corneal transplant and eye banking have evolved immensely thanks to dedication, innovation, cornea donation and research. Since 1961, EBAA member eye banks have provided tissue for over 1.5 million corneal transplants and in 2015, member eye banks in the US provided tissue for 79,304 sight restoring corneal transplants.

Thank you to everyone who has helped make the gift of sight possible for the past 111 years!
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What's in a name? According to Donate Life America's new campaign, #YourNameSaves, a name can save 8 lives, restore the sight of 2 people, and heal up to 75 people. During this season of giving, give your name by registering as an eye, tissue, and organ donor. As a registered donor, your name will save and enhance the lives of others! #DonateLife
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Thank you to Rebecca Grossman, Rebekka McCollom, Debbie May-Johnson, & Janice Sedgwick for presenting to EBAA members on today's webinar! 
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Today, the #cornealtransplant & the #giftofsight turn 111 years old. The 1st successful corneal transplant was perf… https://t.co/xWJS3QWB61 
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A name can save 8 lives, restore the sight to 2 people & heal up to 75 people. Add your name as a registered donor today! #YourNameSaves 
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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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