Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin Transporters
**Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin has resumed utilizing our LEBW Transporter program for both inbound and outbound tissue transports. Hospitals opening Thursday, July 1, 2021. Masks must be worn where facilities are mandating (vaccinated or not). Please do not transport if you are feeling ill. See the “LEBW Transporter Updates” tab below for a list of symptoms.
There are over 550 Lions Clubs throughout the state of Wisconsin that serve communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding. Close to half of these clubs serve as transporters for Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin (LEBW). Transporters of LEBW transport boxes of eye tissue from various pickup and drop off locations. This system has been coined ‘The Cornea Express,’ because transporters relay boxes of tissue from various pickup/drop off locations to the LEBW office in Madison, Wisconsin, or outbound to surgical centers. This is for both incoming tissue (tissue coming from various locations in the state to LEBW) or outgoing tissue, meaning tissue that is being sent from LEBW to surgery centers (ready for transplant). LEBW is grateful for all Transporters and volunteers for their hard work, and dedication in helping to provide the precious gift of sight.