Seeing is Believing

The Eye Bank of BC provides British Columbians with the opportunity to choose eye donation. Individuals can leave a legacy by providing up to 8 people with corneal and sclera graft transplants. Tissue may also be used to further research efforts into the treatment and prevention of ocular disease.

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Giving the Gift of Sight

Currently, there are over 400 BC residents in need of a cornea transplant. This number is expected to increase due to the aging patient population. By choosing eye donation individuals have the opportunity to leave a legacy by providing up to 8 people with transplants of ocular tissue.

Eye Donation

Alysa’s Story

Alysa and her family have enormous appreciation for the amazing gift that gave her back her sight. They are forever thankful to the family who donated their child’s cornea so she could see again. Because of the cornea transplant, Alysa is able to live the life of a normal teenager without any challenges related to her vision.

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We help give the gift of sight

Resources

Literature, links, how to write correspondence to your donor family or to a recipient.

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Make a Contribution

You are vital to the transformation of health care.

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How to Become an Eye Donor

Learn more about eye donation and how to register your wishes.

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Featured Stories

Recipient Story

Alysa’s Story

If you were to use one word to describe Alysa Samaratunga it would be brave. She has faced much success in her 16 years, however, not without adversity, and that adversity has…

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Donor Story

You are invited to share your loved one’s story and photograph; sharing their generosity in giving the gift of sight.

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