Facts & Statistics

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

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Thank you to everyone who participated in #TriviaTuesday yesterday! The best answer is d. ALL OF THE ABOVE. Everyone answered correctly and all names were included in a drawing for a prize.

EBAA is happy to announce that Colleen Cassidy Coutryman is this week’s lucky winner! Be sure to check back next week for another round of #TriviaTuesday! #NationalEyeDonorMonth #NEDM2017 #restoresight #giftofsight #eyelovedonation
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People across the country are continuing to celebrate National Eye Donor Month and the #giftofsight! Thank you to Governor Greg Abbott, Governor Susana Martinez, Governor Mary Fallin, and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer for proclaiming March 2017 as Eye Donor Month in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Orlando.

The list of states and cities observing NEDM continues to grow! EBAA thanks the eye banks in each state and city for sharing the news with us and for working with their local governments to obtain the proclamation. If your city or state has received a similar proclamation, please contact the EBAA office! #NEDM2017 #NationalEyeDonorMonth #restoresight #eyelovedonation
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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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