DFCC Bank and National Eye Bank carry out eye donation campaign

26 January 2018 10:58 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

DFCC Bank became the first bank in Sri Lanka to partner with the National Eye Bank (NEB) in conducting a successful eye donation campaign, which resulted in 300 donors comprising of DFCC staff and the general public pledging their eyes to the cause of alleviating corneal blindness.


The National Eye Bank of Sri Lanka is affiliated to the Asia Cornea Society (ACS), the Association of Eye Banks of Asia (AEBA) and the SightLife USA. NEB plays a major role in eliminating cornea blindness in Sri Lanka. NEB harvests more than 1,500 corneas per year and uses around 93 percent of them for transplants, providing corneas for Sri Lankans free-of-charge. With collection centers in Colombo, Kandy and Kurunegala, NEB staff is trained by the Singapore National Eye Centre.


Commenting on this pioneering initiative, DFCC CEO Lakshman Silva said: “We continually encourage all our stakeholders, including customers, employees and service providers to adopt socially responsible practices. We felt that by partnering with NEB on this initiative, DFCC Bank could set the ideal example of undertaking CSR projects that have a tangible impact. Corneal blindness is an urgent problem in Sri Lanka and I am pleased to say that we were able to secure 300 donors through this campaign. There can be no greater legacy than to save a life or eyesight. We are grateful to all the donors for their generous pledge.”

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  Comments - 0

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Employees’ health and safety our top-most priority - Brandix

When inquired, Brandix Apparel Limited said that health and safety of employe

“Workers who fainted had water sprinkled on their faces and had to work again”

Health authorities believe the first reported Covid-19 infected worker from t

“Social media ruined us” - husband of Minuwangoda Brandix factory worker

The Minuwangoda Brandix factory worker who first tested positive for Covid-19

Last rites far from home

The body of the Sri Lankan migrant worker Bandu who died of coronavirus in Du

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.