Sierra Donor Services Eye Bank is raising awareness about the life-changing opportunities that are created through eye donation.

Eye Donation Month raises awareness about cornea donation and transplantation, honors selfless donors who gave the gift of sight, celebrates recipients whose lives have been transformed, and educates about donation and encourages individuals to register as donors.

“Eye donation” doesn’t mean the entire eye is transplanted; instead, only the cornea (the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye) is replaced, restoring sight for those with cornea-related blindness.

In celebration of Eye Donation Month, we will be sharing stories from people who have received the gift of sight, facts about eye donation and launching a live video of us talking to a donor family member and how they were impacted by donation.

The Theme of 2023 Eye Donation Month is: A New View!

Jack ‘Hydroplane’ Deloplaine might be remembered as a Pittsburgh Steeler and Super Bowl champion, however, to his family, he was much more. His final act of kindness was being a cornea donor. Please enjoy the video below from the Deloplaine’s, as they express their loved one’s story. 

Facts about eye donation