Lions Eye Bank Week

Lions Eye Bank Week is celebrated this week – the first full week of December – to recognize the valuable sight services provided by Lions eye banks.

What is a Lions Eye Bank?

A Lions eye bank is a not-for-profit organization sponsored by a Lions club, district or multiple district. Through an established working relationship with a medical facility and compliance with government medical and education standards, Lions eye banks provide valuable sight-saving functions. These include retrieving and storing healthy eye tissue, which can be used for corneal transplants, vision restoration, research and education. Eye banks supply eye tissue to eye surgeons to perform procedures on people with eye disease or injury.

Lions currently support more than 50 eye banks in nine countries.

Ways to celebrate Lions Eye Bank Week include:

  • Tour a local eye bank.
  • Organize a donor awareness event.
  • Let the public know about Lions eye bank services.
  • Organize a fundraiser for your local eye bank.

For more information and for a complete list of Lions eye banks, visit the LCI website.

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