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Why Eye Donation?
Process of Eye donation
Myths about eye donation

Process of Eye donation

Pledging for eye donation procedure:

Eye donation can happen in either of these two ways.

  1. She/He can walk in to a nearest Eye Bank and PLEDGE their eyes for donation. For this, a pledge form needs to be filled, signed by a witness (can be your relative/friend) and given back to the eye bank. In the time of that person’s death, his/her relative/friend, who was a witness for the pledge form or any other family member/friend who had the knowledge that the person who passed away intended to donate the eyes, should call the nearest eye bank. One important aspect to be noted here that it is not sufficient if a person pledges for donating his/her eyes after the death. His/her relatives and friends should be well informed and be well aware to call the nearest eye bank, for donating the eyes after their death.
  2. After death, a relative or a friend of the deceased person can inform the eye bank and tell them that they wish to donate the eyes of their bereaved folk.

Donating procedure:
Once a death of a person happens in your family or in your friend's family, pick up the phone and dial to the nearest eye bank. Please note that this should be done WITHIN 6 hours of the death.
Give the eye bank officials the location of the house along with a landmark so that they can come soon and collect the eyes. These eyes will be
giving a new life for 2 blind people.

Important points to be taken care after a person's death, before eye donation:
After the death of a person:

  • Call the nearest eye bank within SIX HOURS of the death of the person.
  • Switch off fans & keep AC on, if you have one.
  • Close the eye lids gently and keep a moist cloth over the eyes.
  • Raise head with a pillow.

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