Facts & Statistics

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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“They called me ‘Squints’ in college because I had to squint in order to see anything. It was amazing and life-changing to get my vision back—it felt as if I had super powers!’

Vince, a cornea recipient shares his amazing journey from losing his ability to see to sight restoration. You have the power to change a life: register as an eye, organ, and tissue donor today at RegisterMe.org/RestoreSight. #eyedonationmonth2018 www.eyedonationmonth.org
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Check out how a few organizations are spreading the message about #EyeDonationMonth2018, the #giftofsight, and to increase eye, organ, and tissue donation in the United States.

Here’s what Sharing Hope SC, Miracles In Sight, Lions VisionGift, Saving Sight, Lions Eye Bank at Rochester have done in their communities.

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Eye Donation Month Seeks to Dispel Myths, Increase Awareness, and Increase Donors

November 2018 is Eye Donation Month, and the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) will be raising awareness about the life-changing opportunities that are created through cornea donation.

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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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