Any person can walk into the nearest Eye Bank and PLEDGE their eyes for donation. Once you are in eye bank, ask for the Eye Pledge form available there.
One important aspect to be noted here that it is NOT sufficient if a person pledges for donating his/her eyes after the death. Pledging is just 20% of the work done and the rest lies with the actual eye donation. 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.
Irrespective of whether a person has pledges his/her eyes OR not, eye donation can happen. Pledging is for creating awareness and acts as a reminder to do this job.
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...
Please act upon, keeping in mind the above points and pledge/donate the eyes and Gift Sight.
Removal of Cornea from a Donor's eye
Recepient's Eye after Cornea Transplantation
(Above 2 images from Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital website @ http://www.dragarwal.com/eyedonation.html)
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