Saving Sight partners with hospital staff to treat our generous donors and their families with compassion and to provide people facing blindness with the miracle of corneal transplantation. We strive to serve each medical professional involved in these processes.
Saving Sight is committed to remaining at the forefront of the eye banking industry, and we consistently rank within the top five nationally in terms of the amount of tissue placed for transplantation. We are only able to accomplish this by providing quality service to each person at every step of the donation process.
In 2015, we provided eye tissue for 3,016 cornea transplant surgeries, an average more than 8 transplants each day. To review our partner hospital statistics for 2015, please view the 2015 Eye Donation Impact Report. Congratulations to staff members at all of the hospitals that received the Excellence in Eye Donation Award for their outstanding commitment to eye donation.
To speak with the Partner Relations Coordinator who works with your hospital, please visit our PRC page. If you need to report a potential donor, please call our 24-hour Donor Services Center hotline: 1-800-331-2636.
For more than 50 years, Saving Sight has served physicians around the world by providing high-quality corneal tissue, impeccable service, and a remarkable attention to detail so you can focus on what matters most: restoring vision to your patients.
Our staff follows the most rigorous of standards to ensure the tissue we retrieve meets your specific guidelines for transplant. All donors are screened and all tissue evaluated to ensure safety for you and your patients. In addition, tissue is processed, stored, and distributed according to the FDA, Good Tissue Practices 21 CFR 1271 and EBAA medical standards.
Saving Sight provides the following services to our corneal translant surgeon partners:
- Corneal Tissue for Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK) & Lamellar Keratoplasty (LK)
- Lamellar Pre-Cut Services, including DSAEK, DMEK, & ALK
- Sclera & Long-Term Preserved Corneas
- Ocular Tissue for Research & Training
We strive to provide you with the tissue you need, when you need it. Our experienced and dedicated Client Services Team is available 24/7 by phone or through an online tissue matching system. To learn more about our services for corneal surgeons, please call our Client Services Team at 816-255-1307 or request tissue.
Medical Examiners & Coroners
Medical examiners and coroners play a key role in helping to facilitate the gift of sight through cornea donation. We thank you for your continued partnership, and we are committed to working with you to promote cornea donation in your area. Please contact your local Partner Relations Coordinator with any questions you have about the cornea donation process.
The following agencies advocate for positive collaboration between medical examiners, coroners, and procurement agencies:
- Missouri Coroners & Medical Examiners Association
- Illinois Coroners & Medical Examiners Association
- National Association of Medical Examiners