Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014
A simple gesture, a deed of greatness - donating your eyes is passing on the blessing called sight to someone who has only seen darkness. It does not require you to pay, take any effort or go through any pain. All you need to do is register to pledge your eyes for donation.
The first step is to contact your nearest eye bank/NGO. We’d suggest you check the credentials of the organisation through which you want to pledge your eyes and clarify all your doubts regarding the procedure. Then all you have to do is fill a simple registration form and take the pledge.
The relatives of the donor will have to inform the concerned eye bank once the donor passes away. A team of doctors will be sent to enucleate the eyes of the donor. The process will take only less than 30 minutes and is free of cost.
Immediate steps/ precautions to be taken (before the team of doctors arrive):
Once the team reaches the eye bank, the corneas will be examined. If deemed fit, they will be used for corneal transplant within 36 hours.
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