A New View
Celebrating restored vision and life honored through the gift of eye donation!
Eye Donation Month | November 2022
Join Saving Sight in celebrating the gift of sight and raising awareness about corneal donation and transplantation during Eye Donation Month in November. This annual observance, created by the Eye Bank Association of America, serves as an opportunity for eye banks, partners, and communities to commemorate the lives of individuals who have given vision to others through eye donation. The 2022 Eye Donation Month theme, “A New View,” celebrates the new perspective on life that corneal transplant recipients experience after having their sight restored, and the change in viewpoint donor families express when the pain of a loved one’s death is at least partially mitigated by the opportunity to share the gift of sight with someone in need of a transplant.
Celebrating a New View
Cynthia began losing her vision due to keratoconus at the young age of twenty. As an avid photographer, her vision loss was devastating. Thanks to the gifts of two cornea donors, today Cynthia has a new outlook on life, which is captured in her photographs!
You Can Help This November!
One of the many ways that you can support Saving Sight’s mission to change lives by saving sight is to help us raise awareness for the need for eye donation and help get others to join the organ and tissue donor registry! Whether it’s making a goal to get a group of friends to register online, or sharing a story on social media about the life-changing gift of eye donation, Saving Sight has got you covered with resources.
Follow Saving Sight on Facebook at @WeSaveSight for stories to share all month long. And, when you’re on Facebook be sure to check out the Eye Bank Association of America’s profile picture frame commemorating Eye Donation Month. To access the profile picture frame just log into your personal Facebook account, click your profile picture and select “update profile picture” and then “add frame.” If you search for Eye Donation Month, you’ll find a special frame created just for November! Stay tuned to our social media feeds all month long for other extras like stickers and camera effects and how to use them!
Finally, please make sure that you are directing individuals to registerme.org as a call to action for them to sign up on the eye, organ and tissue donor registry! Their selfless decision may someday give others both life-changing and life-saving gifts.
Living Life With a New View
Watch Alexis recount the story of receiving restored vision from her corneal transplant and incredible gift from an eye donor.
Transplant Recipient Begins 2023 With a New View
“Frankly,I was thinking that there was a good chance that I was going to lose my sight, and it didn’t occur to me to think about a transplant.”
Restored Vision Gives Funeral Home Director New View
Changing Lives Through Sight Restoration in Tanzania
Changing Lives Through Sight Restoration in Pakistan
Melanie’s Legacy As An Eye Donor
Partnering in Humanitarian Efforts – Dr. Ukeme Umana
Thanks to Corneal Transplantation, Fabric Artist Creates Beautiful Quilts Again
Stephanie’s Journey with Keratoconus
Support the Mission
You can help us our quest to educate others about the life-changing gift of eye donation by purchasing our Eye Donation Month merchandise. Each image features the words of donor families and transplant recipients about how eye donation has provided hope and healing in their lives.