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PUBLIC LAW 98-233—MAR. 14, 1984 Public Law 98-233 98th Congress
ci?si. Joint Resolution
Mar. 14, 1984 [S.J. Res. 225]
Designating the month of March 1984 as "National Eye Donor Month". Whereas one million four hundred thousand Americans suffer from serious disorders of the eye, many of which can be eased by the efforts of eyebanks; Whereas eyebanks in the United States have grown from a single institution in 1944 to ninety-three in 1984; Whereas eyebanks have sought to encourage research into the prevention and treatment of eye disease and injury in the United States; Whereas some one hundred and fifty thousand Americans have had their vision restored and twenty-two thousand to twenty-five thousand such operations are performed annually in the United States; and Whereas increased national awareness of the benefits of eye donations has lent impetus to expanded research activities, and helps Americans affected by blinding diseases: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the month of March 1984, is designated as "National Eye Donor Month", and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling on all citizens to join in recognizing this humanitarian cause with appropriate activity. Approved March 14, 1984.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 225: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 130 (1984): Feb. 27, considered and passed Senate. Mar. 8, considered and passed House.