Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin Transporters
There are over 550 Lions Clubs throughout the state of Wisconsin who serve their 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 pick up and drop off locations. This system has been coined ‘The Cornea Express,’ because the transporters relay the boxes of tissue from the various pickup/drop off locations to the LEBW office in Madison, Wisconsin, or outbound to surgery 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). Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin is grateful to the Lions Club transporter volunteers for their hard work, and dedication in helping to provide the precious gift of sight.