September 8th, 2011
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PM and wife to donate eyes

New Delhi: In a altruistic venture Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Singh have pledged to donate their eyes. They signed the pledge form today, on the occasion of National Eye Donation day. India is  a country filled with 4.5 million people who live in the dark. The doctors believe that of the 4.5 million 3 million can see light through effective cornea transplant.

Eye donation can help restore vision among the corneally-blind. There are more than 400 organizations registered with Eye Bank Association of India which are spreading awareness about eye donation and facilitating eye donation. A non-metered service number 1919 has been provided by BSNL and MTNL all over the country to facilitate easy access to the nearest eye bank.


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