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Eye Bank Surgical Fund

  • Published 3:10 pm, Nov. 13, 2014
  • Updated 3:11 pm, Nov. 13, 2014

The Eye Bank Surgical Fund was established in October 1999 with the support of the International Federation of Eye and Tissue Banks (IFETB), ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation and the Aboitiz Foundation and surgeons from all over the country who render their services for free. It grew out of the realization that indigent patients are so financially strapped that they could not afford to pay for the ancillary expenses (operating room costs, sutures, anesthesia and medications) entailed in a transplant operation even if the tissue for transplant is distributed free of charge. The Eye Bank allocates P15, 000. 00 for each patient’s ancillary expenses per transplant.