Eye Donation Month 2022

 
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Office of the Governor John Bel Edwards Proclamation declaring November as Eye Donation Month in the State of Louisiana

November 2022 is officially Eye Donation Month in the State of Louisiana, by proclamation of Governor John Bel Edwards! Click here to view the official proclamation.


EVENTS

2022 Gift of Sight Celebration

  • Saturday, November 5 • 11am – 2pm
  • Louisiana Children’s Museum at City Park
  • Donor families, recipients, and surgeons are invited to participate in this special event that honors the legacies of Eye Donors and celebrates the Gift of Sight.
  • Event includes admission to the museum, a donor memorial butterfly release ceremony, picnic lunch, family fun, crafts and activities, and more!

Interfaith Candlelight Vigil

  • Monday, November 7 • 6pm
  • St. Francis Xavier Church – 105 Vincent Ave., Metairie, LA
  • The Order of Saint Lazarus celebrates Louisiana organ donors and transplant recipients at this interfaith candlelight vigil. For more information or to RSVP, email nicole@organawareness.org or call 504-558-8900.

Kendra Scott + Southern Eye Bank Fundraiser

  • Saturday, November 12 • 12 – 4pm
  • Lakeside Mall, Metairie
  • In celebration of November as Eye Donation Month, Southern Eye Bank will receive 20% of all Kendra Scott in-store sales  November 12th from noon to 4pm. A virtual event will run for 48 hours on November 12th and 13th.
  • This is a perfect time to buy that favorite piece of jewelry, purchase holiday gifts, and fund the education programs that help our community understand the need for cornea donation.

EBAA Run for Vision

  • November 1-30
  • Virtual 5K
  • Join ophthalmologists, eye bankers, corneal transplant recipients, and donor family members to support EBAA’s mission to restore sight through cornea donation and transplantation. Sponsored by Bausch + Lomb, EBAA is once again hosting our annual Run for Vision. Run or walk within your own community any time from through November 30 and submit your time online!

Donor Drives

  • Monday, November 7 • 11am – 2pm
    • Ochsner Medical Center, 1514 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, LA 70121
  • Thursday, November 10 • 11am – 2pm
    • Christus Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital, 524 Dr. Michael DeBakey Dr., Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Thursday, November 17 • 11am – 2pm
    • North Oaks Medical Center, 15837 Paul Vega MD Drive, Hammond 70403