Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Black and White Night for Sight fundraiser on Nov. 12! Thanks to your generosity, we raised $10,000 to continue preserving and restoring sight through corneal transplantation. We also honored two of our supporters – Dr. Mark Lister and Michael Shapiro, Esq. of TAPinto.net – with our “Man of Vision” award for their dedication and support.
To view photos from the event, please view our photo album on Facebook.
Margaret Chaplin on 89.7 WGLS-fm Rowan Radio
Listen in to the entire conversation as Margaret Chaplin, Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey Executive Director, discusses the importance of tissue donation as well as other organizational information.
Army veteran receives sight restoring transplant
Kevin Braine, a retired Army captain, was blinded in his right eye in October 2010 when it was cut by a piece of broken glass while he was stationed in Germany. Without his vision, Braine was unable to continue his work as an Apache helicopter pilot. He was medically separated from the military and returned to New Jersey, where he and his wife, Joi, grew up... [Read More]
The Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey is a subsidiary of Midwest Eye-Banks, a charitable, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of sight. We recover, evaluate and distribute human eye tissue for transplantation.
As part of our mission, we support preliminary research into the causes and cures of blinding eye conditions. Through public and professional education programs, we encourage people to learn about eye, organ and tissue donation. We believe education is the key to making an informed decision about donation, and is also an important way for us to secure funding for the community services we provide. We also provide humanitarian aid to those unable to afford transplantation procedures, both at home and abroad, by waiving our service fees when a charitable need exists.
The Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey is accredited by
the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA).