Medical professionals play a vital role in the success of eye donation and transplantation. RMLEB’s Public & Professional Relations staff works closely with our donation partner hospitals to provide in-service programs, educating nurses and other hospital staff about the importance of their role in the donation process. Working closely with each hospital's donation liaison, RMLEB assists in developing donation policies, actively participates on donation-related committees and provides updates on procedure changes relating to donation and recovery.
Tear production stops at the time of death, so it doesn’t take long for the cornea to dry out. A member of the care team should perform eye care as soon as possible after death in order to maintain the viability of the cornea.