Recipient and Research Waiting Lists
ODEF offers tissue on a first-come first serve basis. Ordering corneas requires a minimum of two weeks advance notice and for ordering sclera, 48 hours is required. Pre-cut corneas are available upon special request. These must be ordered at least two weeks prior to the surgery date. Emergencies can be accommodated. To place a tissue order please call our laboratory (804) 560-7540. You can also initiate the process by sending an email to our laboratory staff. We will then call you to obtain the needed information and issue a confirmation number. You must have the following information available when ordering tissue.
- Patient’s name
- Date of surgery
- Type of surgery
- Time of surgery
- Place of surgery
- Your name and email address
Please Note: A tissue order will not be considered complete until you receive this confirmation number. If you have not received a confirmation number in two business days you should contact our lab to check the status of your tissue order.
If you have a need for emergency tissue, please contact the laboratory.
- (804) 560-7540
- (800) 832-0728