The COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly, and like many other organizations, Sierra Donor Services Eye Bank is closely following all developments and staying abreast of updates from the health organizations responsible for tracking and responding to the virus. We understand the concern and uncertainty the people we serve are experiencing and are committed to being responsive to their needs as the situation evolves.
Sierra Donor Services Eye Bank performs an essential healthcare function due to our mission and its life-saving impact. It is imperative we continue to make necessary adjustments to continue operations, even in the face of current mandates.
Our day-to-day operations have not stopped. Our clinical teams and hospital partners are working tirelessly every day to deliver the gift of life to those in need. Sierra Donor Services Eye Bank has and always will adhere to the highest medical standards and will adapt as necessary to any issues posed by COVID-19 and still carry out our mission.
We will continue to follow our local hospitals’ infection prevention guidelines, which address COVID-19. We are also following guidelines and recommendations from the CDC, local public health agencies and the transplantation community.
We continue to work closely with the transplant community to share the best clinical information and guidance available regarding care of transplant candidates and recipients, and screening of potential organ donors at risk of COVID-19.
As the COVID-19 virus continues to grow as a public health concern, we want to ensure that we do our part to limit the spread of the virus and keep you safe. As such, we are canceling all in-person programs, projects, and events until we can be assured by the CDC, local public health agencies and the transplantation community they are safe to resume.