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Indian nuns encourage cornea donation

March 09, 2016

Sixty religious sisters in India have agreed to become “ambassadors of sight” who encourage people to donate their corneas when they die.

“If the family consents, the sisters can contact the nearest database that can proceed with the operation even six hours after death,” Claretian Father George Kannanthanam told AsiaNews. The priest said that blind persons in India face profound “physical, social, psychological, and economic challenges.”

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