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Alabama Eye Bank Celebrates National Eye Donation Month

By William Bowman - Posted on 08 November 2018

Alabama Eye Bank Celebrates National Eye Donation Month

November is a special month for the Alabama Eye Bank – National Eye Donation Month. This month focuses on raising awareness for eye donation, encouraging people to register to be donors, honoring the families of past donors and celebrating cornea recipients.

In the past year, the Alabama Eye Bank has had the opportunity to recover 2,734 corneas for transplantation, research and ophthalmic training. 1,534 of those corneas were used to give sight through transplant.

“The beauty of the world is startling when you haven’t see it in a while, and I tell myself every morning to be joyful. I never want to get used to this. I shall always take the best care of [this] precious gift,” said a cornea recipient in a letter to her donor’s family.

Join the conversation about eye donation this month by using the hashtag #EyeDonationMonth. If you’d like to register to give the gift of sight, please visit

Since 1969, the Alabama Eye Bank (AEB) has been collecting and distributing donating tissue for the purpose of providing sight to the visually impaired and blind. The AEB is federally regulated, licensed and accredited 501-C3 not-for-profit organization. The AEB mission is to focus on the restoration of sight, through the timely recovery, excellent processing and efficient distribution of the highest quality of eye tissue for transplantation, ophthalmic research and training. The AEB is honored to have a strong history of being one of the top eye banks in the United States and continue to strive towards excellence to bring clarity to as many Alabamians as possible.

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