How to donate?

Most people up to the age of 90 can register to donate their eyes. Short sightedness or a previous cataract operation does not mean that someone cannot become an eye donor. Any donor tissue which might not be suitable for transplant can, be used for medical or research purposes, with consent from the donor. 

To be able to donate, you need to register in the Organ Donor Register which can be done online.

People with cancer can donate their corneas. The cornea does not have an active blood supply and therefore is not affected by most cancers. The exceptions are Leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

Last updated: 6th January 2020