|Posted:||March 1, 2013 12:12 PM|
|From:||Senator Lisa M. Boscola|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Eye Donation Month Resolution|
|In the near future I will be introducing a resolution recognizing the month of March 2013 as “Eye Donor Month” in the Commonwealth.
Eye donation allows for restoration of sight to recipients whose vision has been affected by injury, disease or infection. Corneal transplant is one of the most frequently performed human transplant procedures. Since 1961, more than 700,000 corneal transplants have been performed in the US, restoring sight to men, women, and children ranging in age from nine days to 103 years. Additionally, the corneal transplant operation has a national success rate of 90%.
Eye donation follows the same process as organ donation and there are no restrictions on who can donate. There is no substitute for human cornea tissue and the transplant process depends upon the selfless act of eye donation. Please join me in bringing awareness to the increasing need of donations.