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resources and links

Donation Sites

American Association of Tissue Banks
Donate Life America (or www.donevida.org)
Department of Health and Human Services
Eye Bank Association of America
LifeNet Health
National Minority Organ & Tissue Transplant Education Program
United Network for Organ Sharing
Virginia Transplant Council

Donor Family Sites

Donation stories
Comprehensive Grief Library (offered by the Donor Network of Arizona)
Center for Loss and Life Transition
The Compassionate Friends
Dougy Center for Grieving Children
Friends for Survival, Inc.
Grief Inc.
Hospice Foundation of America
LifeNet Health
National Donor Family Council
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Eye Bank Sites

A complete list of websites for other U.S. eye banks
Eye Bank Association of America
Vision Share

Eye Health Sites

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Diabetes Association
American Foundation for the Blind
American Macular Degeneration Foundation
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Cornea Research Foundation of America
Eye Cancer Network
Glaucoma Research Foundation
The Glaucoma Foundation
Helen Keller International
The Foundation for Fighting Blindness
Mayo - Department of Ophthalmology
National Eye Institute
National Keratoconus Foundation
Prevent Blindness

Lions Club Sites

Lions International

Public Information Sites

Public service message regarding Jerry Orbach
Medicare Solutions Organ Donor Information

Regulatory Sites

American Association of Tissue Banks
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Eye Bank Association of America
Food and Drug Administration
Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (rev. 2007)

Transplant Recipient Sites

National Foundation for Transplants
Transplant Recipients International Organization


mother of bank recipient
The basic truth about donation is that there are more people in need of organs, tissue, and corneas than there are donors. With regard to cornea donation, thousands of patients in need of corneal transplants fill surgical schedules at hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers across the U.S.