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...

Devon’s Legacy Smiles on Through His Selfless Gift

Losing a child is heartbreaking. For Danielle, knowing her 10-year-old son Devon could help others through being an eye donor gives her a sense of peace. “Devon is really missed so much, but I know that he is happy he was able to help someone else,” said Danielle....

Active Family Man Carries on his Legacy in Helping Others

Rick enjoyed having a good time in all he did. He was also a good steward and gave his time freely to help others and loved spending time with his wife, children and grandchild. Rick lived an active lifestyle, was a gifted craftsman and an excellent athlete. He had...

Donor Mother Shares Her Experience with Donation and Correspondence

Over the years, Carol from Sunrise Beach, MO has generously volunteered several times to share her experience as the mother of a donor. She tells a powerful story about her son Mark who became a cornea donor in 2010. Her son's heroic decision to donate impacted the...

Kidney Transplant Recipient Lives On, Becomes a Cornea Donor

In February of 1990, Jerry received a kidney transplant that saved his life. When he received the kidney, Jerry was told he had seven more years to live. Thankfully, his doctors were wrong — he lived 23 more years to age 64. Jerry became a major supporter of donation...

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...