Under what circumstances can a person be a cornea (eye) donor?

The great thing about eye tissue is that everyone is a universal donor. Your blood type does not have to match. It doesn’t matter how old you are, what color your eyes are, or how good your eyesight is. Aside from those suffering from a few highly communicable diseases such as HIV or hepatitis, most people are suitable donors. Even people with cancer can be cornea donors. Corneal tissue may be completely healthy even if the donor’s eyesight was poor.