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Dial 1919 24×7 to report all deaths. Anyone can be a hero to a person in need by giving sight through eye/cornea donation. The cornea is just the top layer of the eye, about the size and shape of a contact lens. Simply notify the eye bank of a death 24×7 by dialing 0522-1919 and a counselor will help you through the simple cornea donation process.
Cornea donation facts:
– There is no cost to donation
– Cornea donation does not cause disfigurement
– The cornea donation procedure only takes 15-20 minutes and is performed by skilled, respectful medical professionals
– Donation can happen in the hospital or at home but it must happen within six hours of death.
This eye bank is a world-class center of excellence committed to the community of Uttar Pradesh. As a private-public partnership with King George’s Medical University, Sitapur Eye Hospital Trust and SightLife, we’re committed to demonstrating high quality, high efficiency elimination of cornea blindness. But we need the community support to accomplish this mission.
Funding for the eye bank provided by The Hans Foundation and Indiana Lions Eye Bank.