University of Louisville Lions Eye Bank

at 301 E Muhammad Ali Blvd, Louisville, 40202 United States

The University of Louisville Lions Eye Bank is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to restoring sight through corneal transplantation. For more information visit our website: www.ulleb.org.


University of Louisville Lions Eye Bank
301 E Muhammad Ali Blvd
Louisville , KY 40202
United States
Contact Phone
P: (502) 852-5457
Website
http://www.ulleb.org

Description

We are a group of compassionate medical professionals and volunteers dedicated to restoring sight through corneal transplantation, medical research and education.

General Info

Corneal transplants bring light into the world for people from all walks of life, from the very young, to the very old. Unfortunately, the need for corneal tissue in Kentucky is never satisfied. You can help by joining the Kentucky Donor Registry. The Donor Registry proviodes a person with the opportunity to have their wishes honored, and for their family to know what they wanted regarding helping others see again. Signing the back of your drivers license is no longer enough. Joining the Donor Registry is the most important action a person can take if they want to save lives and give the gift of sight. Go to www.ulleb.org to sign up today!

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Attention Lions of Kentucky! Kentucky is trying to get a “Donate Life” License Plate. The plate will allow vehicles to display the national “Donate Life” brand and raise awareness about the mission of Organ, Eye & Tissue donation to help save lives and sight! We are trying to help the KY Circuit Clerks’ Trust For Life in this statewide initiative. We must have 900 applications before Kentucky will approve the plate. We’re almost there! The U of L Lions Eye Bank has 80 plate applications to offer to the first 80 Lions of Kentucky who respond. This means the applicants $25 application fee will be waived. Applicants will pay only $9 when they renew their tags. They are not required to keep this plate in subsequent years. If you're a Lion and if your interested in a plate, please send me your name, address, city, state, zip code & county to shnall01@louisville.edu or call 502-852-5457. Remember only the first 80 Lions will receive the $25 application fee waiver…so don’t delay! :) The state will mail each applicant a reminder when the plate has been approved. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Published on 2014-03-20 15:42:28 GMT

Each year, approximately 70,000 individuals benefit from corneal transplantation. Visual loss from corneal disease compromises quality of life, making it difficult for people to do “everyday things,” such as read street signs or food labels. This tragic loss of vision may result from congenital corneal disease, infection, trauma, chemical burns, or corneal swelling. Fortunately, through the medical miracle of corneal transplantation, sight restoration is possible. Since there is no substitute for human tissue, the transplantation process depends upon the priceless gift of eye donation from one human to another. The mission of the EBAA and the University of Louisville Lions Eye Bank is to facilitate and safeguard this gift and its transfer from donor to recipient. With a success rate of over 95% in saving and improving vision, transplants bring light to the world of people from all walks of life--from the very young to the very old.