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Who Are the Lions?

Lions Club International is the largest service club organization in the world with more than 46,000 clubs consisting of over 1.4 million members worldwide. Lions Club International was originally founded in 1917, and in 1924 Helen Keller challenged the Lions to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.”

How do the Utah Lions Eye Bank and Local Lions Clubs Work Together?

The relationship between the Utah Lions Eye Bank and local Lions Clubs began in 1972. Through a generous donation from the Lions Clubs, the Utah Lions Eye Bank was able to procure our first pieces of equipment to start our eye bank.

Since then, the Lions Clubs have been valued partners in our mission of restoring hope through vision. Nearly every day members of local Lions Clubs deliver sight-restoring tissue to surgical centers all over Utah so patients can receive the gift of sight.

We are so grateful for the time and commitment our local Lions members have to the Utah Lions Eye Bank and for all of the other service they provide to our community.



Surgical & Tissue Services For Surgeons

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

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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