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84,297
Number of corneas provided for transplant in 2017

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68,565
U.S. donors of ocular tissue in 2017

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95+%
Success rate of cornea transplants

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$6.0B
Lifetime economic benefit of cornea transplants performed in 2017

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EBAA is accepting proposals for the 2018 EBAA High Impact Research Grant. This is a new grant opportunity offered by EBAA in an effort to make a significant impact on cornea and eye banking research.

This year, EBAA is requesting proposals focused on “Maintaining Endothelial Viability During Tissue Processing and Transport.” One proposal will be selected for funding in 2018 up to $50,000. The award cycle is November 1, 2018 - October 31, 2019, and applications are due September 14.

Visit the EBAA website for more information and to submit a proposal today! #restoresight #eyeloveresearch #cornearesearch ow.ly/Pa8E30kZqIf
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Global Eye Care Community Unveils New Ethical Agreement for Use of Eye Tissue

On June 14, the global community of eye care and corneal transplantation organizations unveiled the world’s first agreement on the use of donated human tissue for ocular transplantation, research, and future technologies.

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Former US Surgeon General Gives Presentation about Organ Donation at EBAA Annual Meeting

EBAA was pleased to have Rear Admiral Kenneth P. Moritsugu, MD, former Acting Surgeon General of the United States (2006 – 2007) and donor father and husband, give the keynote presentation at the EBAA 57th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Alfarena T. Ballew, MBA receives the 2018 Gift of Sight Award

EBAA is proud to announce that Alfarena T. Ballew, MBA, Chief Deputy Coroner, Marion County Coroner’s Office (MCCO) in Indianapolis, Indiana is the recipient of the 2018 Gift of Sight Award.

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Beth Binnion, CEBT, presented 2018 Leonard Heise Award

EBAA is pleased to announce that Beth Binnion, CEBT, Executive Director, Cincinnati Eye Bank of Cincinnati, Ohio is the recipient of the 2018 Leonard Heise Award.

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Peyton Barkalow Awarded the 2018 Crystal Cornea Award

EBAA is proud to announce that Peyton Barkalow of Margate City, New Jersey is the recipient of the 2018 Crystal Cornea Award.

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