Each year, over 40,000 Americans have their vision restored after undergoing a corneal transplant. It has been estimated that an additional 30,000 could have improved or fully restored vision through corneal transplantation if enough donor tissue were available. Two corneas can help two people see again or maybe even for the first time. The sclera or white of the eye can be used to help up to eight individuals.
- Eye donation can can help up to 10 individuals.
- One organ donor can save the lives of up to 9 patients awaiting transplant.
- Tissue donation can enhance the lives of more than 50.
- Anyone can become a donor by indicating your wish on the Virginia Driver’s License or by visiting the statewide donor registry at www.donatelifevirginia.org.