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
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I've worked side-by-side with the Michigan Eye-Bank for almost a dozen years. They impress me with their level of commitment to the people they serve - the Eye-Bank doesn't just speak to community members, they are part of the community. In addition to helping restore vision, they work to prevent the need for their own services by encouraging health and safety in regards to people's eyes. Remarkable!