Facts & Statistics

82,994
Number of corneas provided for transplant in 2016

read more

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

read more

95+%
Success rate of cornea transplants

read more

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

read more

Donor Stories

Register As A Donor

Join Us

Last year, through the generous gift of donation, 26,939 corneas and whole eyes were used for research and training to provide research tissue for surgeons and researchers in the fight against blindness. This tissue also helps surgeons and researchers advance their expertise in the treatment of corneal diseases, glaucoma, retinal disorders, and other forms of blindness. #restoresight ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

It’s football season! The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland and Baltimore Ravens have teamed together to highlight eye, tissue, and organ donation. During each Ravens home game this season, one child relative of an eye, tissue, or organ donor or recipient will be recognized to promote eye, tissue, and organ donation and the gifts of sight, life, and mobility. At the Ravens’ game yesterday, 4-year old Landon Darr came onto the field as the “Tee Kid” for this week’s game. Landon’s Uncle Rob passed away due to a car accident, but was able to help others as an eye and tissue donor.

To improve and save lives like Uncle Rob, register to be an eye, tissue, and organ donor! #giftofsight #donatelife
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Latest Twetter Feeds

restoresight @restoresight
Eye Bank Association  @restoresight
Last year, 26,939 corneas were used for research & training for surgeons and researchers to use in the fight against blindness #restoresight 
Eye Bank Association  @restoresight
Here is the class and faculty of the 2017 Slit Lamp Microscopy Seminar. Thanks to MLEB, seminar faculty & attendees… https://t.co/uATrDTD1Xm 
Eye Bank Association  @restoresight
Over 25000 ppl seek treatment for sports-related eye injuries each yr. Check out tips for buying sports eye protect… https://t.co/EgIuUJDJCU 
Eye Bank Association  @restoresight
Early bird rates for the Cornea & Eye Banking Forum end in 1 week! Visit https://t.co/RJ60N8rWBM to register at low… https://t.co/c9lD0wtpvq 

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More