In 2022, 7,743 tissues were provided for sight-restoring transplants.
And those donations mean everything for the recipients.
In the same year, 5,989 donors & families gave the gift of sight.
Thomas Umholtz’s wife, Lisa, was concerned that after his passing he would not be able to be an organ, eye and tissue donor because of the cancer he had. She was overjoyed to receive the call from Eversight that told her otherwise.
“Two women in Illinois were gifted sight from the tissue he was able to donate... I feel like a small fraction of him is still alive.”
Eversight provides precious ocular tissue to researchers investigating blinding eye conditions and assists clients with their projects. The Eversight Center for Vision and Eye Banking Research helps our research team conduct their own studies to find cures and treatments for blinding eye conditions.
In addition, Eversight facilitates a vast range of training and education opportunities. In 2022 alone, Eversight staff hosted:
- Seven Eversight webinars with 559 registrants
- Three Young Physicians Group meetings with 48 attendees
- 42 virtual and in-person wet labs with 209 attendees from around the world