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Among all human organs, transplantation of the cornea involves the least risk at the moment and its success rate is the highest of all.

Among all human organs, transplantation of the cornea involves the least risk at the moment and its success rate is the highest of all. However, the laws and regulations in the early days, such as the Human Organ Transplant Act, stipulated that only physicians eligible for performing the transplantation may remove the cornea and there were no specialized institutions to test quality of the removed cornea and to be prepared for the cornea transplant.

Standard Operating Procedure for the Cornea

Cornea of Donation

Cornea of Extraction

Cornea of Testing

Cornea of Storage

Cornea of Transport

The National Eye Bank of Taiwan has established the standard operating procedures for donating, extracting, testing, storing and transporting the cornea in order to ensure quality of the donated cornea and to make the best of the donor’s great love so that more recipients benefit from the transplantation and our people have even fresher and higher quality corneas available for transplantation to help them see again.

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