Throughout the year there are many opportunities to become
involved in donor awareness raising activities. The Eye-Bank Ambassador
Program is a group of volunteer corneal transplant recipients and
donor family members. The main purpose of the program is to provide community
based awareness about the Gift of Sight. Since the Ambassador programs
inception in 1990, the group has grown to nearly 638 individuals and families
interested in helping others learn more about eye donation, corneal transplantation
and eye disease research.
Please consider joining other transplant recipients and
donor family members at one or more of these events or activities.
Choose your own level of activity
Participants in this volunteer program choose their own level of activity
personal limitations and interests. Activities include but
are not limited to the following:
- Wearing a Gift of Sight pin in public to help spur conversations
about the Gift of Sight.
- Submitting Eye-Bank generated letters to the editor for local publication.
- Delivering Donor Sabbath packets to local religious leaders.
- Attending public speaking engagements with an Eye-Bank representative.
- Attending various public awareness raising events scheduled throughout
- Delivering Eye-Bank bookmarks to local libraries during Eye Donor
Month in March.
- Receiving Eye-Bank mailings such as newsletters and updates.
- Agreeing to speak on the phone with individuals who are scheduled
for corneal transplant surgery to help them understand what to expect
before, after and during surgery.