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Australian Organ Donation Awareness Week
February

Keratoconus Australia participates in Organ Donation Awareness Week in support of efforts to increase donation rates of corneal tissue for corneal transplants. This campaign is held every year in February.

Our initiatives include:

  • publicizing the need for people to register as human organ and tissue donors
  • drawing attention to long waiting lists for corneal transplants due to a lack of corneal tissue
  • participating in events organized by the state eye banks
  • making corneal transplant recipients available for media interviews

 

If you would like to support initiatives to increase organ donations, you can:

  • if you are a corneal recipient, write to your local newspaper explaining how you have benefited from a corneal donation
  • urge family and friends to register as organ donors with the Australian Organ Donor Register (FAQ on organ donations)
  • distribute brochures from the Australian Organ Donor Register within your community. We can sent these on request.

Contact information for Australian state eye banks

Eye Bank of South Australia

Telephone: (08) 8204 4928

Lions Eye Donation Service
Melbourne &Tasmania

32 Gisborne Street
East Melbourne 3002
Australia
Phone:  +613 9929-8708
Fax:  +613 9929-8711

Lions NSW Eye Bank

GPO Box 4337
Sydney  2001
NSW Australia
Phone:  +612 9382-7288
Fax:  +612 9382-7274
Email: helenk@eye.usyd.edu.au

Queensland

Princess Alexandra Hospital
Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba Qld 4102
Telephone: 07 3240 2104
Fax: 07 3240 5299
Email: eyebank@health.qld.gov.au

WA Lions Eye Institute

2 Verdun Street, Nedlands, 6009, WA
Telephone   (08) 9381 0777
Fax   (08) 9381 0700 
Email:
enquiry@lei.org.au 

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