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A Hero for HeroesWhen Jason Infante passed at the young age of 18, his family decided to donate his corneas. During his…
Miko Sotto Memorial FundMiko Sotto was a Filipino matinee idol, actor, and teen star. He is the son of singer, actress, radio…
AJ Perez Donates CorneasOn April 17, 2011, Perez had just finished a show in Dagupan and is currently on his way home with his…
Donate for a Project
Aside from distributing corneal and eye tissues to corneally blind patients which is the primary and on-going project of the foundation, the eye bank has other projects in conjunction with its main mission. These include:
Zoomanity Group Holds 'Dinner in the Dark'
According to statistics, there are roughly 500,000 blind people in the Philippines, with corneal blindness as the fourth leading cause. Last October 20, Zoomanity Group held a round of its “Dinner in the Dark” event series wherein guests were given the unique experience of dining in total darkness, allowing them to understand how it is to be blind, albeit shortly and temporarily. This particular run was dedicated for the benefit of the Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines, which is…
Eye Bank 2nd Nationwide Poster Making Contest
This competition will enjoin the Filipinos to construct/ create a poster that will represent the theme of the Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines poster contest for 2015, represented by the theme: “A journey’s end, a gift of hope, a new beginning…” This refers to the act of cornea donation; that at the end of ones earthly journey, one can give the gift of hope and set those in need of sight on a new and joyful journey of color and vision; as the donor himself/herself…
Training and Research Projects
As part of its commitment to excellence and continuous learning, the Eye Bank helps improve the skills and knowledge of Filipino ophthalmologists through seminars and skills transfer courses. It also funds worthy research projects aimed to improve eye care delivery for our countrymen.Read more
Miko Sotto Memorial Fund
In year 2003, the Miko Sotto Memorial Fund of the Eye Bank Foundation was established in honor of the young actor whose corneas were donated to the Eye Bank. The Miko Sotto Fund aims to help sustain the information and educational campaigns of the Foundation.
Public Information Drive and Education Campaign
In its effort to make cornea/eye donation a 'customary thing to do' and make people realize that it is a beautiful legacy that can make a difference in other people's lives, the Eye Bank Foundation conducts seminars, film-showing, round-table discussions, leafletting, distribution of pledge forms in schools, churches, malls, and hospitals. The campaign also involves outreach missions for health, education, and medical care. Currently, the Eye Bank Foundation partnered with several universities and…Read more