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Staying Connected

Corneal transplants would not be possible without the selfless generosity of donors and their families who choose to give the gift of sight. LEBW offers several ways to stay connected and share your gratitude for the gift of sight you received.

Corresponding with Your Donor Family – You have the opportunity to write to your donor’s family to express gratitude for the gift of sight you received. It may help to know that many families are comforted by communication they receive from the recipient(s) of their loved one’s donation. If you need assistance starting your letter or card, we are here to support you.

Share Your Story – As an eye tissue recipient, you can help others by sharing your story. Recipient stories of gratitude are one of the most influential and inspiring ways to increase awareness about the importance to register as an organ, eye, and tissue donor. Hearing your story may also help support other recipients and their families prepare for their own transplant experience.

Volunteer – LEBW invites you to join our volunteer team to spread the word about organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation. Volunteers are invaluable to our organization, helping with community outreach events and exhibiting opportunities, Wisconsin Lions Club conventions/events, hospital events, annual LEBW events and more.

Corneal transplantation is one of the most frequently performed human transplant procedures and the most successful – over 95% success rate. Lean more about eye donation at lebw.org/donation. Save and heal lives by registering to be an organ, eye and tissue donor at donatelifewisconsin.org or at a Wisconsin DMV service center.

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