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9 Nov 2017

Act of Love: Nollywood Actress, Dakore Egbuson Pledges to 'Donate' Her Eyes to the Blind

Nigerian actress and mother of two, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, has said she is willing to donate her cornea to the blind when she dies.
Actress Dakore Akande

Popular Nollywood actress and Amnesty International ambassador, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, has taken to her Instagram page to reveal her vow to donate her cornea to the blind upon her demise from earth.

The Amstel Malta and Oxfam of America ambassador who was recently made Eye Bank Ambassador of Nigeria who admitterd that decided to donate her cornea to the needy when she is gone and no longer in need of it wrote;

"My Awesome #Dakorefam, hope you’re having an awesome Tuesday so far? My #tbt is fairly recent…I was officially unveiled as the Ambassador for the Eye bank of Nigeria with the aim of sensitizing the public about the need for Cornea donors to help those with reversible blindness. 

"I pledged my cornea that day and what that means is when I leave this earth I willingly donate my cornea to help give the gift of sight especially as I would no longer be needing it….what are your views on this and becoming a donor in general? I would really appreciate your kind feedback so we can start the conversation…will you be willing to do it for a loved one or a stranger?"                                                                                                                                           
She continued saying: ”Cornea is the delicate tissue responsible for the control and focus of light into the eyes. This tissue can be damaged by trauma or infection resulting in corneal blindness. This type of blindness is reversible with the transplant of cornea tissues from a donor upon demise to a recipient.

"Now I see that by pledging my cornea, I will leave behind a legacy of love and selflessness.

"I see that I can live for something greater than myself. I see that I can contribute positively to humanity and make the world better than I left it.

NOW I SEE….CAN YOU? Pledge your cornea today!

#IAmACorneaDonor #EyebankAmbassador."

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