CLARK, N.J., Sept. 13, 2021 — The McDonald Family Trust has awarded Eversight a $5,000 grant to continue providing for Connecticut residents’ sight-saving cornea transplants. The McDonald Family Trust has a long-standing history of supporting organizations that serve those suffering from vision impairment and blindness.
“The McDonald Family Trust was started by three sisters who had a special interest in relieving blindness, as one of them suffered from visual impairment as she aged,” said Jennifer Rosenblatt, Philanthropy Director, Eversight. “We are grateful for the support of the trust, as we are the only nonprofit eye bank providing tissue for life-changing cornea transplants in Connecticut.”
Eversight is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit community-based eye bank networks providing donated tissue for sight-restoring cornea transplants. Corneal blindness is the third leading cause of blindness worldwide after cataracts and glaucoma. Some corneal blindness can be treated with a cornea transplant, and Eversight plays a key role in providing tissue for these transplants in Connecticut and beyond.
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.