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Processing eye tissue doesn’t stop during a pandemic

Fifteen months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the eye tissue transplant work at Kensington’s Eye Bank of Canada (Ontario Division) hasn’t stopped. The team often pivoted throughout the pandemic to ensure tissue is available for sight-saving procedures.

Meet the women making a difference at 340 College Street

They don’t call themselves superheroes, but they are. Christine Humphreys, Thuong Huynh, Mary Morgan, Jill Taylor, and Ann Whelan work together with their staff to save sight, catch cancer, and screen for disease – all essential services that people desperately need in the community. Despite ongoing challenges caused by COVID-19, they have continued to offer the safest care possible for their patients.

Giving the gift of sight

November is Eye Donation Month and the Eye Bank (Ontario Division) is raising awareness to encourage more people to register as organ and tissue donors.

Eye Bank saves precious time

Eye Bank takes steps to improve tissue preparation in order to save time for surgeons.

Promoting tissue donation through art

Ling Wa adds creativity to her daily work at the Eye Bank through art.

Donor tissue saved my sight

Alvin shares his experience at Kensington Eye Institute for a cornea transplant.

Process for Eye Banking

The Eye Bank of Canada (Ontario Division) is the largest Eye Bank in the country and it’s right in the heart of downtown Toronto. Learn how Eye Banking works–starting from the eye donor to the recipient.

10 Reasons to Give the Gift of Sight

Register as an eye and tissue donor today!

Barbara Edwards Testimonial

Barbara Edwards is a family donor who lost her father due to an unexpected heart attack. While the initial pain of losing her father was difficult, Barbara and her family found comfort in the gift of sight that he provided at his end of life.

I felt joy because I could see again

Kelly Summers can tell you a thing or two about corneal transplants. Read her story.

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