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LOOK: First eye tissue donation from Eastern Visayas!

  • Published 7:22 pm, Aug. 21, 2019
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From Dr. Frances Marie Roa-Lingad: “[This is] the first organ donation from Eastern Visayas, eye tissue! A salute to the family of this young man who thought of others in his last hours and became the initiative for doctors, nurses, and other health personnel to move mountains and grant their wish to give the gift of sight to those in need!” The Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines along with its partner hospitals, institutions, and organizations extend its utmost gratitude to the…
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  • Published 11:14 pm, Aug. 15, 2019
  • Updated 11:15 pm, Aug. 15, 2019
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The country’s leading medical institutions and organizations have gathered in the 1st Roundtable Discussion on Cornea and Eye Donation hosted by the Eye Bank Foundation at the Kimberly Hotel, Manila City yesterday, August 14, 2019. Transplant coordinators have discussed updates, strategies, success stories, as well as challenges in approaching possible donor families. In the same manner, they have shared their insights, observations, recommendations, and experiences on the ground in the…
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The Story of Eye Banking in Baguio City: Sharing the Gift of Sight, Transcending Cultural Boundaries

  • Published 5:00 pm, Aug. 14, 2019
  • Updated 5:02 pm, Aug. 14, 2019
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When the Spaniards came to colonize the Philippine Islands, they, themselves were never able to fully penetrate the Cordilleras. Due to the rugged terrain of the area and the fierce nature of its people—who would not easily surrender—outsiders had a very little influence on the Cordilleras. The Cordilleran culture, hence, is largely molded by the geography of the Cordilleras and their common heritage of resisting invading imperial and foreign powers, including the continuing adverse…
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Baguio City Strengthens Commitment in Cornea and Eye Donation!

  • Published 8:59 pm, Aug. 12, 2019
  • Updated 9:00 pm, Aug. 12, 2019
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BAGUIO CITY — In celebration of Sight Saving Month, the Department of Health - Center for Health Development (CAR), Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center in partnership with Eye Bank Foundation conducted a social awareness forum on cornea and eye donation yesterday, August 09, 2019 at the City Travel Hotel, Baguio City. The Philippine National Police along with representatives and officials from its departments and agencies in Cordillera Administrative Region actively participated in…
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Eye Bank Foundation forges partnership with the Rizal Provincial Government!

  • Published 6:09 pm, Aug. 6, 2019
  • Updated 6:10 pm, Aug. 6, 2019
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RIZAL PROVINCIAL CAPITOL ?— Following the policy thrust of Eye Bank in reaching outto all possible partners, the Eye Bank paid a courtesy visit with Rizal Provincial Governor Rebecca 'Nini' Ynares, yesterday, August 05, 2019. Heading the Eye Bank's delegation, Dr. Bernardita Navarro explained what the Eye Bank is and how it operates nationwide. Dr. Navarro also gave light to the situation of corneal blindness in the country and how the Provincial Government can help in addressing this problem.…
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Eye Bank Foundation Celebrates Sight Saving Month 2019!

  • Published 5:16 pm, Aug. 1, 2019
  • Updated 5:17 pm, Aug. 1, 2019
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Happy Sight Saving Month, Partners! Last July 05, 1954, through the Proclamation No. 40, President Ramon Magsaysay declared the first week of August of every year as sight-conservation week. Since then, the month of August has been celebrated as Sight Saving Month. The celebration aims to emphasize the importance of protecting and taking good care of the eyes. Likewise, the celebration encourages the public to be aware of available means of restoring lost eyesight and the value of organ donation…
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The Eye Bank Foundation paid a courtesy meeting with Laguna Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bagamasbad, together with Laguna hospital chiefs and district heads last July 26, 2019. Eye Bank’s president and CEO, Dr. Minguita Padilla, explained what Eye Bank Foundation is all about and how it operates nationwide. She discussed the severe scarcity of transplantable corneas and eye tissues and highlighted the need of cornea and eye donation in the country. Dr. Padilla also gave importance…
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True to its commitment in awareness and education campaign, the Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines has organized an activity entitled, “Success Stories and Strategies in Approaching Possible Donor Families: A Round Table Discussion” to be held on 14 August 2019, 9:00AM to 1:00PM at the 2/F SOJR Conference Room, UP-PGH Compound, Taft Avenue, Manila.   The roundtable discussion aims to collate strategies, challenges, and plans to further enhance techniques, skills, and methods…
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Eye Bank Foundation Opens New Job Opportunities!

  • Published 3:26 pm, Jul. 24, 2019
  • Updated 3:51 pm, Jul. 24, 2019
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The Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines opens new job opportunities! Be part of the country's only state-of-the-art, internationally-accredited eye banking facility now! Job openings (see qualifications here):- Transplant Coordinators- Eye Bank Technologist in Manila- Eye Bank Technologist in Baguio City- Eye Bank Technologist in Cebu City Why join Eye Bank? The Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines is a non-stock, non-profit, non-government humanitarian organization that owns and operates…
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Balitang Bisdak: Cornea Donation in Cebu

  • Published 4:20 pm, Jul. 22, 2019
  • Updated 4:22 pm, Jul. 22, 2019
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The Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines was featured in GMA News Regional TV's Balitang Bisdak in Cebu City. The news highlights two (2) victims of gun shooting in a local coffee shop in Cebu that eventually led to their demise. The families of the victims, then decided to donate the corneas of their deceased relatives in order to help those who are in need of corneal transplantation in the country. "Kung meron nang recipient [ang cornea], kontakin kami, [at] magpapasalamat ako. Kada kita ko…
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