In 2003, respected and popular broadcast journalist Ali Sotto lost her son, Miko, in a tragic accident. For a mother, the pain for losing a child is beyond words. But amidst the pain and grief, Ali Sotto decided to generously donate her son’s corneas to the Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines in order to […]
In the 25 years of Eye Bank’s existence, it has retrieved and processed 25,127 corneas and sclera, 17,360 of which passed all safety and quality standards and have been distributed to waiting surgeons and patients around the Philippines. Eye Bank has been serving patients from as far north as Cagayan Valley to as far south […]
Who are some of Eye Bank’s donors whose donations caused major ripples? Edward James Gayda Lim – He is the son of TV host Toni Rose Gayda and grandson of Ms. Rosa Rosal, the legendary blood donation advocate of the Red Cross for many years and a good friend of the Eye Bank. He has […]
Two outstanding people who have contributed to the Eye Bank’s cause! Cecilia ‘Cheche’ Aldaba Lim-Lazaro, topnotch broadcast journalist who served as the founding president of Probe Productions Inc., and currently works with the online news website Rappler, is one of the many grateful recipients of cornea transplant. She continues to help the eye bank advocacy […]
Nov 11, 2019
For more than a decade, Jesse Theodore has signed-up as an organ donor. But when the health of his 52-year-old wife, Virginia, slowly deteriorated because of cancer, the attending community midwife gently encouraged the family to consider organ/tissue donation and advised them to visit Baguio General Hospital & Medical Center. While at his wife’s bedside, […]
Sep 4, 2019
The story of Kobe Andrei Labro Tejero or Kobe for his friends, has touched many people especially in the community where he shared his life..
Aug 21, 2019
In the afternoon of August 20, 2019, a young man has joined the hands of our Creator. Death, especially death of a loved one, is one of the most difficult experience that a family has to face..
Aug 12, 2019
Just April this year, the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center inaugurated its eye satellite and retrieval unit..