National Minority Donor Awareness Month

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August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month

ANN ARBOR, MICH, August 15, 2022 – August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month, which is a collaborative initiative of the National Multicultural Action Group (NMAG) to bring increased awareness to donation and transplantation in multicultural communities.

Each year, nearly 86,000 corneal transplants are performed to help restore sight. And while people of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicities should consider themselves potential eye, organ and tissue donors, it is true that different cultures have varying perspectives on eye donation.

To help better understand these viewpoints and in recognition of National Minority Donor Awareness Month, the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA ) is hosting a free session on August 25 featuring presentations by representatives from various racial, ethnic and cultural groups discussing acceptance of and barriers to donation.

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FAQs about eye donation



Be sure to discuss your final wishes regarding donation with your loved ones. Family members are consulted at the time of death, and a 10-second conversation today can help them make the important decision to donate when the time comes.

Saying YES! to donation can change someone’s life.

Learn more about restoring sight and saving lives by registering as an eye, organ and tissue donor.


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About Eversight
Eversight is a nonprofit organization with a mission to restore sight and prevent blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and research. The Eversight network is responsible for recovering, evaluating and providing human eye tissue for transplantation; supporting research into the causes and cures of blinding eye conditions; promoting donation awareness through public and professional education; and providing humanitarian aid to people around the world in need of corneal transplantation. Operating in Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and South Korea, Eversight works in collaboration with surgeons, researchers, academic medical centers and eye banks across the United States and abroad. For more information, visit eversightvision.org.

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