Professional EducationThe Professional Education program was designed to work with our dedicated health care professionals in the greater metropolitan New York area, including New York City, Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley. The program provides a way for The Eye-Bank and the health care community to share and discuss educational information, donation and transplant statistics.
Our success over the years has been made possible with the help and cooperation of these dedicated health care professionals. They attend our education programs, refer potential donors, and some provide a final act of caring to families by offering them the option of donation. By referring potential donors and by providing medical history information, they are a crucial link in the sight restoration process.
Referral ProcessFederal law requires that ALL hospital deaths be called in to the local organ procurement organization (OPO). In The Eye-Bank's service area, that OPO is The New York Organ Donor Network at:
1-800-GIFT-4-NY By calling this number and providing medical history information, a healthcare professional provides a crucial link in the eye donation process.