EYE DONATION

Three million in India suffer from corneal blindness, and 60% of them are children.  Each eye donation can restore sight to two corneally blind people, bettering two lives.

 

You can’t take your eyes with you.  Donate.  Leave a precious gift for mankind.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What is Eye Donation?

  • Donation of eyes after death.

 

Why donate?

  • To restore sight to two blind persons through corneal transplantation.

  • 2,000,000 Indians are corneally blind, yet about only  37,000 corneas per year are currently donated.

  • Even if medically unusable for transplantion, donated eyes assist research & education.

  • A part of you lives on and helps others.

 

Who can donate eyes?

  • Anyone of any age, group, or sex.

  • Anyone with glasses, high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, or cataract is qualified to donate.

 

Who cannot donate eyes?

  • Anyone with Hepatitis B and C, Rabies, AIDS, Septicaemia, Leukemia, Tetanus, Cholera, and infectious diseases like Encephalitis and Meningitis.

 

How should I prepare to donate?

  • On your Driver's license, indicate yourself an eye donor.

  • At nearerst eye bank, fill out a GIFT OF SIGHT donor pledge card.

  • Notify all blood relatives of your pledge.

  • Upon death, families are generally offered the option to donate; ask them to make sure your pledge is carried out.

 

After I pledge, what should my family do upon my death?

  • Close eye lids and turn off fans.

  • Place pillow under deceased’s head to elevate it.

  • Quickly contact nearest eye bank with address, directions, phone number.

  • Have physician death certificate readily available.

 

Tell me about the transplantation process.

  • Nearest eye bank is contacted & comes to donor as soon as possible after death.

  • In front of 2 witnesses, get written consent from family member.

  • Quick eye team actions do not hamper funeral.

  • Open casket viewing is available.

  • Trained eye bank staff and corneal surgeon evaluate donated eyes and tissue.

  • Within 4 days, cornea is transplanted.

  • By law, donor and recipient identities are kept anonymous.

About Us

Our Team

       Doctor's Profile

        Management Team

Media

       Blog

        Videos

        Events

Careers

       Work with Us

        Outreach Program

Contact Us

 Office

The Hans Foundation Hospitals

NH - 58, Delhi - Haridwar Highway 

Bahadarabad, Haridwar, Uttarakhand - 249402 

 

Email

info@thfhospitals.org

 

Phone

+91 1334 236888

© 2019 The Hans Foundation Hospitals. All Rights Reserved.