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Cornea Donation and Transplantation Brings New Connection to Lifelong Friends

Gift of Sight
Donor Tom White and recipient Lynn Hauser

“I know who my donor is.”

These were the first words cornea recipient Lynn Hauser said during a phone call to the Iowa Lions Eye Bank family services coordinator, Deb Schuett. Throughout her ten years as family services coordinator, Deb has had very few calls where a recipient believed to know their donor, and never were their suspicions correct.

Four ILEB corneas restore sight in Swaziland

General News
Dr. Matthew Ward and recipient

When former University of Iowa resident and fellow Dr. Matthew Ward needed corneal tissue for transplants during a recent mission trip to Swaziland with The Luke Commission (TLC), he immediately reached out to the Iowa Lions Eye Bank.

Heather McKiness

Gift of Sight
Recipient Heather
"January 31, 2018, I received the most beautiful gift of sight. Your loved one donated a cornea to me to love and grow, and just one week later, I could see 20/25."

Debbie Maynor

Gift of Sight
Recipient Debbie Maynor and husband
"The gift of restored sight is amazing. It allows me to continue to do what I love and begin new chapters in my life. I am able to participate with the next generation of our family."