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Changing Lives Every Day

News & Stories

2019 Celebration of Hope & Renewal

General News
Participants at Garden Event

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

General News
Gift of Sight
Dr. Alex Cohen and recipient

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
Recipient Scott

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

Every Life Has a Story
Donor Robert D. Greiner

Robert D. Greiner

(April 14, 1946 – May 13, 2017)