NATIONAL EYE BANK
The National Eye Bank housed in the Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences is celebrating 50 years of its existence and the institute has planned several events to mark it.
"We received eyes from about 23,000 donors at the Eye Bank, out of which more than 16,000 were used for transplant surgeries. In last one year, we have performed about 1,000 transplantation surgeries.
As part of the National Eye Donation Fortnight--August 25 to September 8-(2016)-the National Eye Bank felicitated about 100 family members of those people, who have donated eyes, as well as NGOs and social workers who have worked in this field.
Different activities conducted in this included programme for Total Health in DD News regarding Eye Donation Promotion Eye Donation Campaign in AIIMS and other Hospitals-- R.M.L.Hospitals,LHMC,S.J.Hospital and awareness session for Asha Workers,Tihar Jail Prisoners and staff.
A walk for eye donation also organised in the institute campus to promote eye donation volunteer ship so as to combat corneal blindness.
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