November 2020 is Eye Donation Month, and the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) and member eye banks throughout the U.S. and internationally will be raising awareness about the life-changing opportunities that are created through eye donation.
Eye Donation Month raises eye donation awareness, honors donors, celebrates recipients, and acknowledges eye bank and physician efforts in the donation process.
Each year, millions of people around the world have their lives transformed through cornea donation and transplantation. In 2019, 85,601 corneas were provided for transplant with a more than 95 percent success rate, providing $6 billion in lifetime economic benefit for the recipients. In 2019, there were 68,759 U.S. donors of ocular tissue.
We were honored to have the governors of South Dakota and North Dakota proclaim November as Eye Donation Month!