Donating Eyes For Research

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Far more people are willing to donate their eyes to research than actually are registered to donate, according to a study led by a Michigan State University student. While demand for tissue remains high, the number of human eyes donated for research declined 28 percent between 1997 and 2004, said Andrew Williams, a third-year MSU College of Human Medicine student who led the study in the journal Current Eye Research. “A lot of people aren’t aware they can donate their eyes to research,” Williams said. “They don’t really know how to get the process started… (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)