Donor Family Service
The Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin’s Family Services department provides resources to a donor family that has chosen to give the gift of sight and preserve a legacy.
By making the decision for your loved one to be an eye, tissue, and organ donor, you chose an incredible way to preserve a legacy. The Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin needs eye and corneal tissue from donors of most ages. Eye tissue is used for more than just to restore vision; it also can be used to further research for certain diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. We realize that making the decision to become a donor family was not an easy one to make, especially amidst the loss of a loved one. Everyone is encouraged to decide to become a donor. We’ve outlined a few resources below that may give you strength during your time of need. If you need additional grief resources please contact Nicole Wendt at 608-233-2354 ext. 212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
My Good Mourning Place
The Compassionate Friends
Each donor family is invited to participate in the creation of a Donor Memorial Quilt, to recognize those who have chosen to give the Gift of Sight. A quilt square represents donors and tells their story. A quilt as well as quilt squares travel throughout the state to raise awareness of eye, organ, and tissue donation. We continuously rotate the quilts as more are made. One quilt remains on display at the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin.
An invitation to participate in the quilt square are sent to donor families 3 months after the Gift of Sight is given by their loved one, to allow the family time to grieve.