The Eye Bank Society Of Rajasthan (EBSR) was formed as a Registered Society under
the Rajasthan Cooperative Societies Act in Feb 2002 with the object of catalysing
eye donation movement in Rajasthan. A group of enlightened citizens of Jaipur comprising
of retired senior civil servants and socially dedicated individuals, including housewives,
committed to the cause of eye donation came together to supplement Government efforts
of corneal transplantation.
EBSR continues to combat corneal blindness in Rajasthan in particular and in India
in general so as to bridge the large mismatch between availability and demand for
healthy corneas for the millions suffering from corneal blindness. The significant
feature of this organisation has been shouldering the responsibility of counseling
the families of the deceased by the members of the society in Government Hospital
at Jaipur to donate their eyes . Today the organisation has the support of over
100 members at Jaipur and significant number in different chapters. A large number
of well wishers are a source of our strength.
The main functions of Eye Bank are, motivation, advocacy , collection ,preservation,
evaluation and distribution of corneas as per standard prescribed procedures . All
these tasks are performed by trained professionals maintaining highest quality standards
.Only those tissues are distributed which are certified for grafting by the Medical
Director ,an expert Ophthalmologist. The tissues are distributed first to Government
Hospitals in Rajasthan , then to private Ophthalmologists in the state and thereafter
available corneas are utilized through Centralised Distribution System (CDS ), controlled
and managed by SightLife, for distribution to the surgeons in the country.
EBSR covers most parts of the State through network of its chapters at ,Ajmer, Udaipur,
Jodhpur, Kota, Pali, and Bhilwara . These Chapters function under the guidance of
the parent body at Jaipur. Their functions are to undertake awareness campaigns
and collection of corneas. The corneas so collected are sent to Jaipur for evaluation
and distribution so as to ensure uniform quality standards and timely utilization.
EBSR is a non - government, non profit making organisation which depends for its
sustenance on funds generated through public donations, Government grant/aid and
monetary support from organizations active in Eye Care Sector world over.