DONATE YOUR EYES
WHO CAN BE AN EYE DONOR ? Practically anybody above the age of one year can donate his or her eyes. Spectacle and contact lens users, persons with diabetes, hypertension and personss blind from retinal and optic nerve diseases can also donate the eyes. Persons who have undergone eye surgeries like cataract, LASIK or laser eye surgery, glaucoma surgeries, etc. can also donate their eyes.
PLEDGING THE EYE Pledging is your determination to donate your eyes after death. This is a noble act but it requires relatives or friends to carry out your pledge after death. Even if you have not pledged your eyes, you can still donate them.
HOW TO DONATE YOUR EYES? You call the nearest eye bank or 1919 in Mumbai [24 hrs] after the death of your beloved relatives or friends. The eyes should be collected within 6 hours of death. So call at your earliest.
YOU CAN ALSO DO THE FOLLOWING TO KEEP THE DONORS EYES VIABLE: Switch off the overhead fan. Keep the eyes of deceased closed and covered with moist cotton. Raise the head end of the body by 6 inches. PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION TO AS MANY FRIENDS OR FAMILY MEMBERS. I hereby give consent to donate my eyes after my death for the purpose of Transplantation or Medical Education or Research.