The Theme of 2023 Eye Donation Month is: A New View!
Eye Donation Month is observed each November. Our theme celebrates the new perspective on life that corneal transplant recipients experience after having their sight restored, and the change in viewpoint donor families express when the pain of a loved one’s death is partially mitigated by the opportunity to share the gift of sight with someone in need of a transplant.
The purpose of Eye Donation Month is to:
- Raise Awareness about cornea donation and transplantation
- Honor the gift of sight given by selfless donors and their families
- Celebrate cornea transplant recipients living their fullest lives thanks to the generosity of donors
- Educate about eye donation and encourage individuals to register as donors
A New View: Jack ‘Hydroplane’ Deloplaine’s Story
Jack ‘Hydroplane’ Deloplaine might be best remembered as a Pittsburgh Steeler and a Superbowl champion. But to those who knew him, especially his family, he was much more. His final act of kindness was being a cornea donor.
This is his story, as told by his wife and two sons.
Materials and Resources
EBAA has developed a wide variety of materials and resources that can be customized and used during the month-long observance in November. To view and download the resources, access the Dropbox link in the button below.
You have the power to give someone the gift of sight; please register as an eye, organ, and tissue donor today!
For questions or more information about Eye Donation Month, contact the EBAA Office.