14th April, 2005.
is to inform you all that ‘BAHENA’ has started 24
hours Eye Donation / Collection Center at BAHENA, Telecast,
R. R. T. Road, Mulund - West, Mumbai - 400 080.
covers Mulund, Thane, Kalwa, Mumbra, Bhandup, Kanjurmarg,
Vikhroli and Powai area for collection of eyes.
is part of Tarun Mitra Mandal (TMM), which has launched
‘YUVRAJ EYE DONATION MOVEMENT’ with charged human
network of 500 social workers and doctors- engaged in
general practice. All the 500 on-field and off-field
participants are working seven days a week, 365 days a year
without any honorarium.
sends all the corneas collected by it to Eye Bank
Co-ordination & Research Center (EBCRC). EBCRC is a
non-profit, autonomous, charitable organization engaged in
providing corneas to corneally blind. EBCRC is a Member
of The International Federation of Eye & Tissue Banks,
and Eye Bank Association of India,
. EBCRC was set up in 1995 with the primary objective
of testing, evaluating and processing the corneas received
from the various eye banks in Mumbai and distributing the
processed corneas found viable for corneal transplantation
to needy / poor patients awaiting corneal grafting surgery
aimed at restoring their vision.
EYE DONATION BE OUR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.
present, the waiting period for a patient requiring corneal
transplantation can range from 6 months to 18 months. We
must propagate the need for eye donation, since all eyes
that are donated may not be useful for transplant purposes
because they do not meet international standard.
Every donor of eyes (after death) can potentially
bring back vision to two corneal blind patients.
This target is easy to reach, especially since we do
have a large number of deaths in Mumbai, but awareness is
We earnestly request you to help us in motivating people for
eye donation through concerted efforts of public awareness.
Together we hope to reduce the waiting period, improve
supply and give the best chance to the unfortunate that are
EYES - GIVE
ONE PERSON DONATES EYES,
CORNEALLY BLIND GET THE GIFT OF SIGHT
FOR EYE DONATION
Steps to be followed before Eye Donation:
the vital death certificate of the donor quickly and if
possible keep the Two photocopies ready.
the eyelids of donor and cover them with plastic bag
containing Ice or with moist cotton wool.
off the fan and if available switch on the air
the donor’s head by about six inches by placing two
pillows under it.
possible keep the dead body of donor on the bed so that
Doctor can easily obtain the eyes.
our Volunteers immediately, as removal of eyes must be
done within 4 hours of death and should be reached to
concerned Eye Bank.
in the hospital (Non medico legal cases) :
doctor treating the patient to confirm eligibility for eye
donation referring Contra - Indication list.
up the consent form with relatives’ consent.
Ophthalmic Doctor on duty, BAHENA’s Volunteers
or EYE BANK.
5cc blood sample.
the above-mentioned Important Steps.
Doctor on duty to check the Death Certificate and consent
is carried out within 6 hours after death.
Death in hospital
(Medico legal cases):
above 1 to 5 steps.
from the forensic doctors is crucial; Fill up the Performa
of eye donation in case of medico legal autopsy.
obtains permission of In-charge of police station on
is carried out within 2 to 4 hours after death.
B & C
INFECTION, RUBELLA, TOXOPLASMOSIS
/ HIV POSITIVE
– METASTISED & LEUKAEMIA, HODGKINS DISEASE
– CREUTEFELD JACOB DISEASE
DUE TO DROWNING
FROM UNKNOWN CAUSE
forward to your Noble Support towards this worthy cause and
hope to get your help in our fight against CORNEAL
From MTNL Telephone
Lines Just Dial 1919.
MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL ON:
Navinchandra Shah 2533 5570
Dr. Praful Vikmani 98217
Dr. Hemendra Shah 98210 85870
Dr. Manilal Motta 98210
Dr. Kamlesh Joshi 98211
Dr. Mehul Chheda 98206
Visariya – 93222 13877
R. R. T. Road,
Mumbai – 400 080.
Phone: 2565 4949, 2567 3838
Fax: 2569 0202,
Rekha Mehta - Eye Bank Administrator
Parab - Chief Eye Bank Technologist
Jehangir Merwanji Street
Mumbai - 400 012. Phone: 2416 4342 / 2416 2929
With Best Regards,