Rotarians are helping to raise awareness of the need for more donated corneas and how to register interest in becoming a donor.
The Rotary Cornea and Tissue Bank campaign has been supported by Rotary International in the UK for the past 20 years.
Rotary works with local professionals such as opticians, pharmacies and dentists to encourage their customers to join the NHS Organ Donor Register and promote cornea donation in their local communities.
Statement, on behalf of the RCO:
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists actively supports organ and tissue donation for clinical transplantation. Corneal transplants, for instance, have transformed the lives of thousands of patients. The rights of patients wishing to donate their organs and tissues, at the time of their death, should be met in a positive and supportive manner. All College members involved with donation will be supported to ensure that the wishes of organ and tissue donors can be granted with efficiency and sympathy taking into account the need and wishes of bereaved relatives.