Imagine a Son's Legacy

Thanks to Dorian’s donation, two cornea recipients received the gift of sight, including an infant who was facing a lifetime of blindness.

Cornea Donation

Since 1960, Saving Sight has coordinated cornea donation and the distribution of corneas for transplant. Today, we operate in Missouri, Kansas, and central Illinois, and we distribute corneas to transplant surgeons in those states, the rest of the U.S., and around the world to help people receive the precious gift of sight.

Help us spread the message about eye, organ, and tissue donation in your community. If you haven’t yet, register your choice to donate online at Donate Life America or your local Department of Motor Vehicles office. And be sure to speak with your family about your decision.

November is Eye Donation Month

November is Eye Donation Month

November is Eye Donation Month! Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) uses the month as an opportunity to educate the public about the importance of registering to be a donor, about cornea donation and transplantation, and to acknowledge the work of their partner eye...

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Bonnie and Charlotte: Correspondence After Transplantation

Bonnie and Charlotte: Correspondence After Transplantation

Correspondence after donation and transplantation can be a positive part of the healing process for many people. Saving Sight offers donor families and cornea transplant recipients the opportunity to write to each other in a safe, positive environment. Acting as an...

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Transplant Recipient Pays It Forward

Transplant Recipient Pays It Forward

It was a routine eye exam that brought an incredible gift full circle for Diane, a cornea transplant recipient. In August 2011, Diane of Independence, MO went to her eye doctor for a new pair of eyeglasses. During the exam, the optometrist noticed Diane showed signs...

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Correspondence Makes a Difference for a Donor Family

Correspondence Makes a Difference for a Donor Family

When someone loses a loved one, it’s difficult to find the good in such a heartbreaking situation. However, for many families, eye, organ and tissue donation has given them a sense of hope. And when those families hear from their loved one’s recipients, it’s...

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Sight Saved in Haiti Thanks to Saving Sight Partner in Sight

Sight Saved in Haiti Thanks to Saving Sight Partner in Sight

In a developing country like Haiti, vision loss can be a devastating blow to an individual’s ability to work and support one’s self, not to mention his or her entire family. Glaucoma, cataracts, corneal blindness – disorders that can be treated here in the U.S. – can...

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