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Cornea & Eye Donation

The Utah Lions Eye Bank—an extension of the John A. Moran Eye Center—is a nonprofit organization and has facilitated the gift of sight worldwide through transplantation and research since 1972. By restoring vision, cornea donation changes not only the lives of recipients, but also the lives of everyone around them.

Our Services

We are a full service eye bank operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The Utah Lions Eye Bank donation specialists serve donor families to ensure that every family has the information they need to make an informed decision about eye and cornea donation.

Our highly skilled technical staff works around the clock to ensure that every donation is safe, is of the highest quality, and is used in the manner that is consistent with sight restoration and conservation.

We provide these donations to surgeons for cornea transplantation surgeries and researchers to help advance research in eye care. We also partner with other eye banks and hospitals throughout the region.

Learn more about partnering with Utah Lions Eye Bank or becoming a donor.

Stories from Donors & Recipients

Read about these life-changing donations and learn how you can share your story.

Thanking Our Supporters

At the Utah Lions Eye Bank, we express deep gratitude to all allies in our mission: our surgeons, our researchers, our recipients, our community partners, and the selfless and brave donor families. We are also an accredited member of the Eye Bank Association of America and a proud member of Vision Share.

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Surgical & Tissue Services For Surgeons

Learn more about the surgical and tissue services we offer and how to request tissue from us.

Learn More

For Donor Families

Why Cornea & Eye Donation?

Learn about the cornea and eye donation process, our most frequently asked questions, and some available grief resources and support.
Learn About Donation

Writing to Transplant Recipients

Although a personal decision, for some choosing to write to a recipient can help in the grieving process.
Learn How to Write to Transplant Recipients

For Patients

Cornea Transplant Surgery

Learn about the cornea transplantation surgery and what to expect during the recovery process.
Learn About Cornea Surgery

Writing to Your Donor Family

Although a personal decision, for some donor families, receiving a letter from you-the recipient-can help the grieving process.
Learn How to Write to Your Donor's Family