Honoring the Gift of Donation

Saving Sight is committed to working with hospitals across our region to facilitate the gift of eye donation. From supporting each donor family to maximizing every opportunity for donation to occur, together we change lives by saving sight.

Funeral Home Partners

Saving Sight works closely with funeral homes to honor the wishes of eye donors and their families. Many families receive comfort knowing that their loved one was able to provide sight as an eye donor during their time of grief. At Saving Sight, we work with your funeral home to streamline the eye donation process and provide compassion and care to donor families.

Our Hospital Development team is available to answer your questions about the eye donation process and to work collaboratively with you to meet the needs of each donor family.

 

Maddie’s Gift

Jim Allmon shares how his stepdaughter’s legacy lives on through eye and tissue donation. My story or should I say “Our Story” is one that I refuse to let define my family. It is unique and, unfortunately, tragically ironic. On Friday May 5,  2017 there was a prom...

Our Sister Vicki

Vicki was a loving and caring person who always wished to help others. She loved the outdoors, decorating and design, and reading in her Bible. Most of all, she loved her family and was a proud mother of 3 children, grandmother to 13 and great-grandmother to 9. For...

A Grandmother’s Legacy Shines on Through the Gift of Sight

Throughout her life, Janice touched those around her with her sweet and caring nature. “My mother, Janice, was a very sweet and kind woman. She was a single mother who raised me and also enjoyed spending time with her grandson, Alijah as well. My son misses his...

A Father Continues Helping Others Through the Gift of Sight

James enjoyed woodworking and watching NASCAR and NHRA drag races. “But above all, he was a man all about his family,” said his daughter Melissa. “He was the type of man that would give you the shirt off his back and do without so others didn’t have to.” When James...

Donor Family Finds Comfort through Volunteerism to Honor the Legacy of their Son

Because of donation, Vivian and Larry know that John’s legacy lives on in 37 other people. For Larry and Vivian, volunteering in support of the Donate Life message has brought great healing after their son John gave the gift of life as an eye and tissue donor. John...

A Mission in a Daughter’s Memory

Mariah was a vivacious, outgoing 18-year-old when she lost her life in a texting while driving accident. Determined not to let her death be in vain, Mariah’s mother, Merry, has been on mission to save the lives of other teens – both as a spokesperson for...

Floragraph Decoration Ceremony Honors Two Incredible Women

Our Donate Life Float floragraph decorating ceremony in honor of donor Mariah West and donation advocate Darian Vanderhoofven was an incredible experience! View photos from the ceremony. Thank you to everyone who joined Saving Sight for this event: the Dye,...

Saving Sight Honors Legacies of Eye Donor and Co-Worker in 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade

On January 2, the lives of two incredible women close to the Saving Sight family will be honored during the 2012 Rose Parade. The Eye Bank is participating in the 2012 Donate Life Rose Parade Float by sponsoring a floragraph- or floral portrait- of donor, Mariah West....

Lion’s Legacy Lives on Through Donation

In McDonald, Kan., Duane Wilkens was long known as someone you could turn to for help in the community.A grain elevator operator, father to three, and grandfather to seven, Duane devoted much of his free time to his family, yet still found time in his busy schedule to...