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Why Eye Donation?

The only substitute for a human cornea is another human cornea.

Netram Pradhanam Servendriyanam
(Translation: Eyes are the precious gift given to the humans by the Almighty)
- Lord Krishna to Arjuna (Shrimad Bhagwat Geeta, Chapter 15, Shloka 8.1)

Eye donation is donating the eyes after a person’s death. Eyes are very valuable part of a human being, which should not be wasted either by burning or burying the body.
Donation of the eyes gives sight to TWO Corneally blind persons, enabling them to come out of their dark and dreary life into a life full of colors, a life where they can see and enjoy this beautiful world.

Who all can donate their eyes?
Age does not matter while making this precious donation. Person suffering from Diabetics, Hypertension, Systemic disorders like Asthma and Tuberculosis CAN ALSO donate their eyes. Cataract surgery patient can also be a happy donor. Above all, all Religions endorse the practice of eye donations and its one great valuable service a person can do in his/her life.

Who all CANNOT donate their eyes?
Eyes will not be collected if death has occured due to the following diseases.

  • AIDS / Hepatitis B
  • Septicemia / Sepsis: Viral Infection spread thru bloodstream affecting vital organs
  • Leukemia: Disease related to Bone Marrow
  • Rabies: Fatal viral disease, transmitted by the bite of warm-blooded animals like dogs
  • Cancer with Metastasis to Head and Neck: Transmission of pathogenic microorganisms/cancerous cells thru blood vessels.
  • Encephalitis: Inflammation of the brain
  • Hodgkins Lymphoma: Cancerous growth of cells in the Lymph system of the body.


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