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Who can be an eye donor?
Anyone who wishes to donate may be an Eye Donor. Tissue used for transplants primarily comes from donors aged 2 to 70, but any age tissue may be used for medical research or education.
Will the quality of medical treatment be affected if I choose to be a donor?
Absolutely not! There are many false myths about the quality of healthcare being affected by donation, and they are not true. Eye donation is a consideration only after death has been pronounced and documented. A donor card or decision to donate does not impact patient treatment.
Is there a fee for donating?
No. There is no cost to you or your family for donating. Costs associated with cornea donations are covered by the Eye Bank.
Will eye donation affect the appearance of the donor?
In general, eye donation does not affect the appearance of the donor, nor does it deny the family the option of an open-casket viewing.