April is National Donate Life Month
Looking for an act of kindness you can do from home? By registering your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor online, you can give hope to more than 100,000 people currently on the waiting list.
This month, VisionPoint is building awareness around organ, eye, and tissue donation as well as honoring those who have saved and enhanced the lives of others through their gifts. More than 66,000 corneas were provided for sight restoring transplants in 2020. On average more than 44,000 corneal transplants done every year, making it the second-most common transplant after blood donation.
VisionPoint’s Cornea Specialist, Dr. Crockett, performs 30-40 corneal transplants annually.
VisionPoint encourages you and your family to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to honor those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.
VisionPoint is a sponsor for the Night for Sight event being planned for Sunday, August 15 to raise funds for Eversight, our regional eye bank for cornea procurements. More information to come.