YOUR ROLE IN EYE DONATION
Propagate Eye Donation
You can spread the message of eye donation amongst the public.
If you are a student talk about eye donation:
If you are a social entrepreneur, talk about eye donation:
- Among your friends and neighbours
- In your college / school celebrations
- Make it as an activity in the NCC / NSS programs
Remember, when you pledge to donate your eyes or motivate another person for the same, you are helping bring light to the lives of two visually challenged people thereby providing them a better life.
- In the village / town celebrations
- Among the Self Help Groups
- Among Hospital / Industrial Personnel
- Print stickers with eye donation messages
- Advertise eye donation messages in local TV channels
- Put up eye donation messages in Vinyl boards
- Celebrate eye donation rally in your villages and towns
- Whenever a death occurs in your society get the consent of the family of the deceased and inform the nearest eye bank
- If you want to see the world after your death! Pledge your eyes. Indicate your wishes by signing the pledge card. (Become a donor now!)
- Take your donor Card wherever you travel.
- Share your decision with your family and friends.
Make a Charitable Contribution
Majority of the blindness affects young victims mostly women and children. The diseased cornea must be replaced by clear donor cornea. But the cost associated with procurement, maintain standards in processing the tissue and transplantation could be met by your generous donation.
Your contribution will enhance us to provide our services at free of cost to those who cannot afford the healthcare costs associated with corneal transplantation. It costs approximately Rs.5000 – 10,000 to perform a corneal transplant surgery and Rs.2000 to process each donated eye and bring light to a life. Every month Rs.17, 000 (US $. 378) is spent for running the eye bank, training doctors, technicians, counsellors, members of Lions Clubs and other NGOs and for promotional activities apart from institutional support(Aravind).
Download contribution form
Any financial contribution towards RAIEB will be used to:
- Bring light to the sightless poor and underprivileged
- Promote awareness about eye donation
- Train eye bank technicians and corneal surgeons across developing countries.
Please send your contributions to the address given below:
Rotary Aravind International Eye Bank
Aravind Eye Hospital,
1, Anna Nagar, Madurai – 625 020
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org , Eyebankmanager@aravind.org
Donations made in favour of RAIEB will get income tax exemption under the Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.