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Recipient Families

The cornea is the most frequently transplanted part of the human body, and more than 90 percent of cornea transplants performed in the United States are successful.
The miracle begins with the selfless generosity of eye donors and their families who, in their time of grief, choose to say yes to donation in hopes of helping others. Cornea transplant recipients have a wonderful story to tell. Not only have they been given a second chance for sight, but they are part of a miraculous process that began with the generosity of someone they never even met.

  If you would like to contact your donor family, please call Nora Rodriguez @1-800-423-7811 or
email: nrodriguez@alabamaeyebank.org for more information.

SUCCESS RATES
Advances in technology & recovery procedures quality of tissue and successful transplants have increased dramatically in last 10 years.

89% of patients with Keratoconus

73% in patients with FUCHs' Dystrophy

65% in patients with corneal scarring

GRATITUDE
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The cornea is the most frequently transplanted part of the human body, and more than 90 percent of cornea transplants performed in the United States are successful. Our recipients find many ways to express their gratitude for the gift they have received. If you know someone whose life has been touched by eye donation, or perhaps someone who has vision-related problems for which research may be the only hope, we hope you will also consider supporting our mission to restore sight.
All of our cornea transplant recipients have amazing stories to tell, and they all culminate in the generosity of people they’ve never met. Here are just a few of these amazing stories. If you have one to share, please tell us your story.
Retired, registered nurse overwhelmed with joy.
Ms. Betty Patterson was a registered nurse for over 30 years taking care of countless families at their weakest moments in life. Now, it was her turn to be taken care of.
Read more of Ms. Betty's story
Grandmother overcomes FUCHs’ Dystrophy to regain favorite hobby.
Ms. Zenetta loved to make blankets for the homeless shelter at her church, but her vision became so troublesome she had to stop.
Read more of Ms. Zenetta's story
Teacher from Northport, AL regains her sight after 2 DMEK surgeries.
Ms. Sandy loved to teach children but realized after a while that she was losing her ability to even see the children’s faces while walking down the hallway if there was any light behind them. Watch Sandy’s victorious journey to sight restoration.
Watch Sandy's Story