I had a great opportunity to do an experiment made possible through someone’s most generous donation of their eyes after they passed away. Organ donation is critically important for the living patients who can use tissues from individuals who have passed on, but also for the research applications made possible through organ donation. Some tissues are simply not feasible to experiment on from animal models and the existence of human tissues, particularly human tissues from various disease processes are fundamental to our growing scientific knowledge.

My great condolences to the family of this donor and most humble thanks to all those who participate in organ donation.

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