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Wisconsin Lions Eye Bank

Our Eye Bank

The Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)3, is a team of professionals and volunteers dedicated to the mission of restoring the Gift of Sight through recovery and transplantation of corneas, research to advance the knowledge and treatment of eye diseases and education to increase donations of human eyes after death.

The Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin is assisted by numerous dedicated volunteers from Lions, Lioness, and Leo Clubs throughout the State of Wisconsin. There are approximately 19,500 Lions Club Members across the state of Wisconsin ~ 1,500 of these individuals transport eye tissue each year. These members bring surgically removed eye tissue to the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin laboratory in Madison where further evaluation and preparation of donor corneas are conducted.

In addition, their financial support of the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin provides needed resources in the effort to restore sight and prevent blindness. Without their dedicated and generous activity, cornea transplants, vision restoration, and research into diseases causing blindness would be most difficult. The Knight of Sight award is given in recognition of monetary gifts of $1,000 or more.
Serving the entire state of Wisconsin, The Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin fulfills this mission by procuring, processing, and distributing eye tissue to corneal transplant surgeons, researchers, and teachers

Equally important is our commitment to education through our network of medical professionals, Lions and Lioness Clubs and members, and other volunteers who give generously of their time, talent, and treasures.

The Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin continues its commitment to people in the present who receive transplants and those in the future who will benefit from the research
Our ultimate goal is to improve people's quality of life through the Gift of Sight.

We The Cross Plains Lions export corneas in the months of June and December. Talk to any Lion who has delivered a cornea, and they will tell you a story of what has happened to them on some of their trips. They will also tell you the great feeling you have inside, it makes you want to deliver more. We are called TRANSPORTER. We are proud to be Lions and to be able to help the WI Lions Eye Bank transport corneas to different parts of Wisconsin.

Picture and print are taken from the WI Lions Eye Bank web site. 

                      Wisconsin Lions Eye Bank


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