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NEED FOR EYE DONATION

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NEED FOR EYE DONATION

  1. 1. Add Color to One’s Life, Donate Eye www.gather2share.org
  2. 2. Add Color to One’s Life, Donate Eye www.gather2share.org An Awareness Campaign by Gather 2share www.gather2share.org
  3. 3. Add Color to One’s Life, Donate Eye www.gather2share.org Cornea is the clear tissue covering the front of the eye. It serves as a window to allow light to enter the eye. If the cornea becomes cloudy from disease, injury, infection or poor nutrition, vision is dramatically reduced or lost. Corneal blindness affects mainly children and young adults who have a long life ahead of them.
  4. 4. Add Color to One’s Life, Donate Eye www.gather2share.org  VISUALLY IMPAIRED : 15 MILLION  BLIND DUE TO CORNEAL DISORDER : 3 MILLION  ANNUAL DONATED EYES REQUIREMENT : 2.5 LACS  ANNUAL DONATED EYES COLLECTION : 20-25,000 Corneal blindness can be treated by replacing the damaged cornea by a healthy donated human cornea. The human cornea can be produced through Eye Donation only
  5. 5. Add Color to One’s Life, Donate Eye www.gather2share.org India’s Total Population 123 Crores (1230 Million). Daily Death – 62389 Daily Birth – 86853 If Daily Dead People Donate their Eyes. Within 11 Days All Blinds will be able to see. Then in India there will be NO Blinds.
  6. 6. Add Color to One’s Life, Donate Eye www.gather2share.org “ There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.“ Helen Keller
  7. 7. Add Color to One’s Life, Donate Eye www.gather2share.org  Approximately 11 Lakh (1.1 Million) blind population of our country are waiting for corneal transplantation and approximately 25,000 new cases are being reported every year.  Eye donation means donating the eyes of a person after death for transplantation with the family consent.  One eye donation can give sight to two corneal blind persons.
  8. 8. Add Color to One’s Life, Donate Eye www.gather2share.org  Anyone can be donor, irrespective of age, sex, blood group or religion.  Anyone with cataract or spectacles can donate eyes.  Person suffering from hypertension, diabetes can also donate eyes.
  9. 9. Add Color to One’s Life, Donate Eye www.gather2share.org  Eyes should be donated within 6-8 hrs of death.  Total procedures take 15-20 minutes.  There is no disfigurement of the face of the donor.  After removal, the eyes are analyzed, processed at the eye bank and then cornea is transplanted within 96 hours.  Eye banks come under Human Organ Transplantation Act, and are given registration after inspection by competent authorities. Donated ayes cannot be brought or sold as it is a crime under the act.
  10. 10. Add Color to One’s Life, Donate Eye www.gather2share.org  Dial the nearest Eye Bank (1919) within 6 hours of death.  Switch off the fans and keep the air conditioner or cooler on.  Raise the head with the help of a pillow.  Place wet cotton swab on closed eyes.
  11. 11. Add Color to One’s Life, Donate Eye www.gather2share.org
  12. 12. Add Color to One’s Life, Donate Eye www.gather2share.org
  13. 13. Add Color to One’s Life, Donate Eye www.gather2share.org  Pledge your eyes  Motivate others to pledge. Act as an catalyst and facilitate eye donation by counseling family members of deceased in your neighborhood, relatives, friends etc.  Join G2S as a volunteer to spread the awareness
  14. 14. Add Color to One’s Life, Donate Eye www.gather2share.org

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