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March is National Eye Donor Month

The Gift of Sight through eye donation is precious and life changing.

Over the past 50 years, the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank has helped restore sight by providing more than 22,000 corneas for transplant. Countless others have had better lives because the eye bank provided eyes and corneas for education and research and supported professionals in their mission to develop treatments and cures for eye conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.

As part of National Eye Donor Month -- March, please consider registering to be an eye, tissue and organ donor.

• Learn about donation

• Make your decision about being a donor

• If you choose to be a donor, document your decision by registering on your driver's license, state ID card or state online donation registry or by completed a health care directive.

• Tell your family and friends about your decision. Next of kin are an important part of donation when the time comes.

For more information about donation, contact Eye Bank Director Jim Gorman and 835-6988 or to register to become an eye donor, please visit www.