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Let's live a little longer by donating eyes to little angels

Let's live a little longer by donating eyes to little angels

Eyes are the most valuable part of our body; therefore, it should not be wasted by burning or burying them after death. In India, 4.6 million people are estimated with corneal blindness, which are curable only through corneal transplantation that is made possible via eye donation program. Eye donation is an act of donating one’s eyes after his/her death. Eye donation is a pure act of charity for the benefit of society.

Facts about eye donation

Blindness Among Children

American Printing House for the Blind, 2016 Annual Report

Each year, the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) polls each state for data on the number of legally blind children (through age 21) enrolled in elementary and high school in the US eligible to receive free reading matter in Braille, large print, or audio format. This is used to develop a “quota” of federal funds to be spent in each state for material in each alternative format. 

Please note that the numbers quoted below from the APH Annual Report do not meet the standard definition of statistics. However, they do provide useful data that is worth including on this page. According to the APH, 

"The specific purpose of the annual Federal Quota Census is to register students in the United States and Outlying Areas who meet the definition of blindness and are therefore eligible for adapted educational materials from APH through the Act to Promote the Education of the Blind.

Statements regarding student literacy, use of appropriate learning media, and students taught in a specific medium cannot be supported using APH registration data." (APH News: December 2017)

  • Total number of students: 62,528
  • By reporting agency:
    • Reported by state departments of education: 52,003 (83.1%)
    • Reported by residential schools for the blind: 5,116 (8.2%)
    • Reported by rehabilitation programs: 3,860 (6.2%)
    • Reported by multiple disability programs: 1,549 (2.5%)
  • By primary reading medium:
    • Braille readers: 5,093 (8.2%)
    • Print readers: 19,717 (31.5%)
    • Auditory readers: 6,686 (10.7%)
    • Non-readers/Symbolic Readers: 20,821 (33.3%)
    • Pre-readers: 10,211 (16.3%)

Whereas, the most recent data (2014) (resource no longer available at www.cdc.gov) reveals that annually there were 2,626,418 deaths registered in the U.S., which equates to: An age-adjusted death rate.

If you carefully compare the statistics of natural deaths due to ageing per year with the data of total number blind cases, you will observe it as just 2.5% of eye donations are required from average annual mortal count to remove all the cases of blindness.

The statistics is from United States only and similar kind of waves can be created among people of rest of the countries too.

India and its people are  doing far more better in eye donation and transplant in spite of being a most diverse country of the world.

So let’s take a call to get register for eye donation to stay alive a little more to see this world.

People from united states can register for eye donation via below link

https://restoresight.org/members-portal/

 

Courtesy:

headmind.in,

restoresight.org,

medicalnewstoday.com

nfb.org/blindness-statistics

 

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