An eye bank obtains, medically evaluates, and distributes eyes donated by individuals for use in corneal transplantation, research, and education. Eye banks are non-profit organizations. Eye banks manage eye donor programs for the purpose of promoting eye donation; retrieving, processing, and preserving donor eye tissues; and evaluating and distributing donor eye tissues for sight-restoring transplantation. Eye banks are also active members of the donation community committed to educating the public about the need for donations and the importance of donor registration. As Donate Life Texas partner organizations, these dedicated groups often collaborate on community outreach programs.
For more information onmeye bank programs in the area, visit the websites below to find the site nearest you.
- Eye Bank Association of America
- Fort Worth Eye & Tissue Bank (Fort Worth)
- Great Plains Lions Eye Bank – Texas Tech (Lubbock)
- Lions Eye Bank of Texas at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston)
- Miracles in Sight – Lone Star Division (Austin), formerly known as Lone Star Lions Eye Bank.
- San Antonio Eye Bank, formerly Tissue Banks International
- Transplant Services Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas)
- Western Texas Lions Eye Bank Alliance
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