The eye bank follows up with both donor families and transplant recipients to offer them information and resources. Additionally, we facilitate correspondence between recipients and donor families should they be interested. Both donor families and transplant recipients continually express their gratitude. For donor families, it's a small measure of consolation that the loss of their loved one led to another person regaining their sight. In the case of transplant recipients, being able to see again is truly life-altering.
Both of Alicia's parents were eye donors. In this video, she explains how meaningful it was for her that they were able to donate their eye tissue.