Eye Donation Bangalore India | Eye Bank Bangalore

Corneal disease is a major cause of blindness responsible for 7.1% of blindness in India. Recent data reported that only
10 % of the required 400,000 corneas are being procured annually.

Dr. Rajkumar Eye Bank

Dr. Rajkumar Eye Bank

Dr. Rajkumar Eye bank was inaugurated by the charismatic matinee idol Dr Rajkumar in 1994. A touching testimonial to his commitment to lead by example, is in the fact that he willed his eyes. He motivated a large number of people, and following his unfortunate demise in April 2006, his family continues their support. He will always remain with us in our hearts.
This Eye Bank was established with the purpose of disseminating the importance of eye donation and to facilitate the collection, processing and distribution of eyes to patients having corneal blindness. A state of the art eye bank with international standard tissue banking facility allows us to utilize eyes collected from donors.

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Activities of Dr. Rajkumar Eye Bank

Dr. Rajkumar eye bank was inaugurated by veteran film actor Late Padmabhushana Dr. Rajkumar. This eye bank was established with the purpose of disseminating the importance of eye donation and to facilitate the collection, processing and distribution of eyes to the needy, i.e., to help people with corneal blindness. This movement gained momentum with the collection of corneas from Dr. Rajkumar himself in April 2006, after his sad demise and there was a manifold increase in the number of individuals who have pledged and donated eyes after this event. About 26,000 people have pledged their eyes so far.

Year Number of Eyes Pledged Number of Eyes Collected
2004 3000 44
2005 4500 94
2006 3200 150
2007 3320 336
2008 4059 385
2009 6051 608
2010 4610 767
2011 4050 609
2012 3005 878
2013 1370 829
2014 1900 1026
2015 2552 (Till Date) 1249 (Till Date)

Shankar Anand Singh Eye Bank

We took a quantum leap in expanding our service by establishing a state of the art eye bank at Narayana Nethralaya (Narayana Health City). We extend our sincere thanks to Mr. Anandh Singh, without whose generous donation this would not have been possible. The upgaraded eye bank facility is called ”Shankar Anand Singh Eye Bank”.

Year Number of Eyes Pledged Number of Eyes Collected
2008 1050 58
2009 3600 112
2010 4005 175
2011 4500 220
2012 1825 144
2013 650 250
2014 773 346
2015 4099 (Till Date) 468 (Till Date)

Instruction for Eye Donation

For eye donation, please fill the pledge form and send it to the eye bank. We will register you as an Eye Donor and will provide you an individual Eye Donor Card. Spread information & awareness about eye donation. Your words add value to the movement of eye donation.

  • Dial the Dr. Rajkumar Eye Bank (+91-9741685555, +91-80-66121300-1305, 1400-1404) or
    Shankar Anand Singh Eye Bank (+91-9902821128 or +91-80-66660655-0658) within 6 hours of death.
  • Close eyes of the donor and place wet cotton swab on closed eyes.
  • Switch off the fans and keep the air-conditioner or cooler on.
  • Raise the head with the help of a pillow.