Facts About Eye Donation

Facts about eye donation

  • Eyes can be donated only after death
  • Eyes must be removed within 6– 8 hours after death
  • Eyes can be removed by a registered medical practitioner only.
  • The eye bank team will visit the home of the deceased or the hospital to remove the eyes.
  • Eye removal does not delay the funeral since the entire procedure takes 20-30 minutes only
  • A small quantity of blood will be drawn to rule out communicable diseases
  • Eye retrieval does not cause disfigurement
  • Religions are for eye donation
  • The identities of both the donor and the recipient are kept confidential