The night Sara passed away, I was sitting in a local restaurant, in a quiet corner in a quiet table crying my eyes out as I tried to communicate online the terrible news when my cell phone rang. It was a woman from the NEOB who informed me that Sara was an organ donor, and despite her widespread metastatic cancer, she could still donate her corneas because they are "avascular." That is, they have no blood flow so aren't at risk of being contaminated. Imagine the sublime ridiculousness of being there as this woman asked me 1,000 questions about Sara's opium habits and number of times she'd been hospitalized for Hepatitis. An endless series of ridiculous questions you simply would not believe. Finally after an hour I hung up, and was told to expect a letter telling me what finally happened.
April 17 or so I received a nice letter from them telling me that her corneas had been used to help restore the eyesight to two separate individuals. Of course, the won't tell us more about this but if there are two cornea transplant recipients who suddenly find they can see great, but can't drive because they are too distracted by the details, we'll all know what happened.