Some families are prepared to give consent for corneal donation in order to restore the sight of visually impaired people. In practice, only a small number of people who die in hospital can be considered eligible as potential corneal donors because of age and other factors. During your time with the bereavement adviser, you may be asked if you would consider making an eye donation. We can assure you that we aim to treat this difficult and sensitive subject with dignity and compassion. A response is not required immediately, and a card with contact information will be offered for your private consideration. For relatives there are important points to consider:
- Whether the deceased has ever raised any objection to donation or transplantation.
- Whether any close relative would raise an objection to donation.