Friday, January 06, 2006

Eye donations received - Lions Eye Bank, Bangalore

Eye donations received
Deccan Herald, Bangalore, 06-Jan-2006
Lions International Eye Bank has received eyes from 986 donors, which have been used for corneal grafting. As many as 3,469 men and women have pledged their eyes to the bank. (This is for the whole year 2005)
Contact 22235005, 22121253 or 22121255 for more information.
My view on this:
Is this number enough? Definitely not!
Do we have only 986 deaths in Bangalore, in one whole year, considering the population of Bangalore as 7Million?? Definitely NO...There will be, for sure, many deaths due to natural death or due to Accidents or due to some other cause. According to Bangalore Traffic Police information, in 2005, 831 persons were killed in 791 fatal accidents and 6,031 injured in 6,785 accidents (non fatal). Here, see the number of deaths due to accident...its 831 and this figure is almost competing with the number of donors!
Its definitely time to increase the donor number and this can be acheived thru YOU. YOU should be aware of the eye donation and spread this awareness to all your known friends/family...PLEDGE YOUR EYES NOW and DONATE the eyes of the deceased!
"Light up the darkness in life! Enable blind to see this beautiful world thru your Eyes"
Pledge & Donate Your Eyes, Gift your Sight :: Make it your WISH!

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