National Eye Donor Month 2013: Celebrating 30 Years of Eye Donation Awareness
This year marks the 30th annual commemoration of National Eye Donor Month. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first National Eye Donor Month, designating March as an opportunity to raise awareness of the need to donate eyes, and to recognize donors and their families and to celebrate corneal recipients. Each March a member of Congress has read a proclamation into the Congressional Record to note this special occasion.
This year, Representative Alan Nunnelee (R-MS) entered a proclamation into the House of Representatives Record, proclaiming March 2013 as National Eye Donor Month.Below are materials that may be used to promote National Eye Donor Month during educational activities, events, donor recognition ceremonies, etc...
- 2013 Proclamation – Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-MS)
- Official EBAA Press Release
- 2012 Senate Proclamation – Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
- 2012 House of Representatives Proclamation – Rep. Joseph Pitts (R-PA)
- First National Eye Donor Month Proclamation - President Ronald Reagan
- EBAA History
- FAQs about Eye Donation and Corneal Transplantation
- EBAA Informational Flyer
- "How a Corneal Transplant is Performed" Graphic
- Corneal Blindness Glasses Order Form
- Courtesy of Donate Life America
National Eye Donor Month LogoFor the first time, EBAA is proud to offer a National Eye Donor Month logo (seen at the top of this page). If member eye banks are interested in using the logo on their correspondence, please contact the EBAA office. A customizable version of the logo is also available for a fee.
- Governor Proclamation Request Letter - One Eye Bank
- Governor Request Letter - Multiple Eye Banks
- Sample Press Release
EBAA Public Service Announcement (PSA) featuring John Green
- PSA - 15 seconds
- PSA - 30 seconds