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Donor Families

The Alabama Eye Bank is committed to treating donors and their families with dignity and respect.

Your loved one’s gift of sight has made a significant difference in another’s life, whether the cornea was transplanted to restore vision or used in research to prevent blindness.  Thousands of individuals have been impacted thanks to the compassion of donor families like yours.

On behalf of the visually impaired, the Alabama Eye Bank thanks you for your support of donation.  We continue to keep your family in our thoughts.

Donor Family Consent & Release Forms

Download Family Release Form

Actual letter sent to a recipient from a donor family

Dear Recipient:

This is one of the most joyful letters that I’ve ever written because I know that you now have the restored sight to read it.

I am 41 years old, a wife, a mother of two, and the youngest of three daughters belonging to a wonderful lady that you also now share a part of. I was so excited to hear that both of our mother’s corneas were used and that someone now has the Gift of Sight because of her. Just knowing that a small part of her lives on means so much. Losing someone you love is never easy, but knowing that two lives were touched in such a special way really does lessen the pain.

We received a portrait of our mother last week and her eyes were really twinkling. My wish for you is that the twinkle in her eyes will shine on through you for many years to come. God bless you and your family. Sincerely,

A Grateful Donor’s Daughter

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