Since 1960, Saving Sight has coordinated cornea donation and the distribution of corneas for transplant. Today, we operate in Missouri, Kansas, and central Illinois, and we distribute corneas to transplant surgeons in those states, the rest of the U.S., and around the world to help people receive the precious gift of sight.
Help us spread the message about eye, organ, and tissue donation in your community. If you haven't yet, register your choice to donate online at Donate Life America or your local Department of Motor Vehicles office. And be sure to speak with your family about your decision.
Eye donation is the oldest form of organ and tissue donation, dating back to the first successful cornea transplant in 1905. Over 46,000 corneal transplants are performed each year in the United States, with thousands more performed worldwide.
The gift of sight has a tremendous effect on the lives of the donor family as well as the recipient of the donated tissue. Saving Sight offers several opportunities and resources to donor families and recipients.