We are proud to announce that Illinois Eye-Bank Ambassador, Sheila Walters (whose story is featured below) was selected as the winner of the written composition portion of the EBAA's "Through My Eyes" Art Contest. This competition is held in honor of National Eye Donor Month, and it allows cornea recipients and donor families to share their experiences through art, including: written compositions, drawings, photographs and videos.
The Caleb Connection
This touching story was initially featured in the Spring 2013 edition of our publication 'Vision'. It was most recently featured in the Illinois magazine, 'Healthy Cells'. The story details just how special organ donation can be through Terry and Sheila Walters and Cindy Loula. To read the article, click the picture above or here.
"An Eye For An I" - a video from the Illinois Eye-Bank
This inspirational video emphasizes the significant impact that tissue donation can make on the lives of others. View the video on YouTube.
Help us Share the Vision
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At the Illinois Eye-Bank, we are proud to be the tie that connects eye tissue donors and their families to skilled corneal surgeons and transplant recipients, united by their dedication to preserve and restore sight for those facing a life of blindness.
Your charitable gift plays an important role in sight restoration, and ensures this good work will continue for years to come.
The Illinois Eye-Bank and the Illinois Eye-Bank, Watson Gailey are subsidiaries of Midwest Eye-Banks, a charitable, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of sight. We recover, evaluate and distribute human eye tissue for transplantation.
As part of our mission, we support preliminary research into the causes and cures of blinding eye conditions. Through public and professional education programs, we encourage people to learn about eye, organ and tissue donation. We believe education is the key to making an informed decision about donation, and is also an important way for us to secure funding for the community services we provide.
We also provide humanitarian aid to those unable to afford transplantation procedures, both at home and abroad, by waiving our service fees when a charitable need exists.