Mission: We preserve and restore sight, through
transplantation, research, education, and partnership.
Results: Thanks to the genorosity of eye donors and their families, dedicated volunteers, charitable contributors and an amazing staff, more than 77,000 people have received a second chance for sight since the Michigan Eye-Bank was founded in 1957. In addition, our Gift of Hope Eye and Vision Research Program has awarded nearly $3 million in the form of grants and student stipends to help find treatments and cures for blinding eye conditions.
Target demographics: All age ranges
Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 1,000 annually
Geographic areas served: Michigan
Programs: The Gift of Sight Charitable Tissue Program
The Gift of Hope Eye and Vision Research Program
The Gift of Knowledge Education Program
Our son (61/2) donated his corneas. He loved to read! Comforting to know that perhaps someone is reading because of his belief in donation! Yes....he was a supporter. We had talked about it when he turned 6 and there was a program on about organ/tissue donation! He truly understood and could not figure out why anyone wouldn't donate!
I feel that donating to this non-profit was an excellent choice. I know that the Michigan Eye-Bank makes such a difference in the lives of so many people. This organization was able to provide the gift of sight to nearly 1,000 Michigan residents last year alone. But they don't stop there, they also provide tissue all across the United States and even Internationally, improving lives worldwide! What a wonderful cause to donate to!