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Loving Father and Grandfather Gives Gift of Sight

Every Life Has a Story

My father, Ocario Hernandez was a very loving and caring man that always liked to help others.  He loved spending time with his grandkids and having family gatherings.  He loved his children very much, and would do anything for us.  My father had so many friends that loved him so much.  His death was a shock to us becaus

Iowa Lions Transporter Gives Gift of Sight

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Doug Kruse lived a life of service. As a soldier in the US Army and staunch supporter of several veterans’ organizations, as a 25-year member of the Grinnell Lions Club, as a church elder, and as a sponsor of Special Olympics, he was always giving back to his country and his community.

2019 Celebration of Hope & Renewal

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Thank you to everyone who attended the Iowa Lions Eye Bank annual Celebration of Hope & Renewal on Thursday, May 23rd, held within the magnificent Iowa Lions Donor Memorial & Healing Garden, located directly across from the main entrance to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC). This

Iowa Lions Eye Bank Continues to restore sight in Swaziland

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Gift of Sight

In October 2018, Dr. Alex Cohen reached out to Iowa Lions Eye Bank to provide corneal tissue for three patients for his annual mission trip to Swaziland through The Luke Commission (TLC), an organization which delivers free compassionate and comprehensive healthcare to rural communities in Southern Africa.

Grateful Farmer Thanks Donor's Family for Restored Sight

Gift of Sight

The heartfelt letter below is just one example of how corneal transplants greatly improve a recipient’s quality of life. Scott Bowman from Maquoketa, IA received his cornea transplant in June 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics:

Honoring an Angler

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Robert D. Greiner was a beloved old crank. He loved the parts of his family and his life that mattered most to him. Robert will be remembered always as a loving father and grandfather; an intellectual and an artist; and a wonderful teacher, whether he meant to be or not.