Facts & Statistics

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Number of corneas provided for transplant every day in 2014

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

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50.7%
2014 cornea donors who were listed on their state's donor registry

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95-99%
Success rate of cornea transplants

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#FunFactFriday Did you know that most people are a perfect match when it comes to cornea donation? With cornea donation, everyone is a universal donor as blood type, age, eye color and quality of eye sight are not factors. Since February 14th is #NationalDonorDay, become someone’s match by registering as an eye, tissue and organ donor! ... See MoreSee Less

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And, the winners of yesterday's contest are: Bekka McCollom, Corrina Patzer and Elizabeth Fout-Caraza. Each winner will receive a $50 discount off registration to the 55th EBAA Annual Meeting in St. Louis! Thank you to everyone who shared their excitement for the meeting and congratulations to the three winners! We will see you all in St. Louis! #EBAA55 ... See MoreSee Less

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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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George Rosenwasser, MD, Receives the 2015 R. Townley Paton Award

EBAA presented its 2015 R. Townley Paton Award to George O.D. Rosenwasser, MD, CEBT, on November 13 during the Fall Educational Symposium in Las Vegas, NV. This award is the highest honor for corneal surgeons, presented annually to an ophthalmologist for his/her outstanding contribution to eye banking and EBAA. For more information, click the link below.

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Mohit Parekh Wins "Best Paper" Award of EBAA/Cornea Society Fall Educational Symposium

During the 2015 EBAA/Cornea Society Fall Educational Symposium in Las Vegas, November 13, Mohit Parekh was presented the “Best Paper” Award, sponsored by SightLife. This award is given to recognize the best paper by a resident or corneal fellow. For more information, please click the link below.

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30th Annual Run for Vision Draws Hundreds

EBAA’s 30th annual Run for Vision, held November 15, 2015 at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, was a treat for the over 300 participants, which included ophthalmologists, eye bankers and donor family members. For race results and photos, please click the link below.

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