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
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.