The Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin, Inc., (LEBW) a nonprofit 501(c)3, is a team of professionals & volunteers dedicated to the mission of restoring the Gift of Sight through recovery & transplantation of corneas, research to advance the knowledge & treatment of eye diseases & education to increase donations of human eyes after death.
LEBW is assisted by numerous dedicated volunteers from Lions, Lioness, & 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 LEBW laboratory in Madison where further evaluation & preparation of donor corneas are conducted.
The financial support of LEBW provides needed resources in the effort to restore sight & prevent blindness. 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, & distributing eye tissue to corneal transplant surgeons, researchers, & teachers.
Equally important is our commitment to education through our network of medical professionals, Lions/Lioness Clubs, and other volunteers who give generously of their time, talent, & treasures.
LEBW continues its commitment to people in the present who receive transplants & 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.