New Mexico Lions Eye Bank

New Mexico Lions Eye Bank The community-based New Mexico Lions Eye Bank is a pioneer and leader in providing eye banking services to patients, surgeons and hospitals in New Mexico.
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The New Mexico Lions Eye Bank (NMLEB) is a pioneer and leader in providing eye and tissue banking services to patients, surgeons, and hospitals, throughout the state of New Mexico and throughout the region. As a public health agency, the NMLEB reaches out to the community with innovative programs designed to increase awareness about the importance and need for donated eye and cornea tissues for transplantation and research.

The New Mexico Lions Eye Bank (NMLEB) is a pioneer and leader in providing eye and tissue banking services to patients, surgeons, and hospitals, throughout the state of New Mexico and throughout the region. As a public health agency, the NMLEB reaches out to the community with innovative programs designed to increase awareness about the importance and need for donated eye and cornea tissues for transplantation and research.

Mission: The mission of the New Mexico Lions Eye Bank is to relieve human suffering by providing human tissue for transplant, research, and medical education in our community and around the world.

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Bernalillo County NM
01/04/2021
Bernalillo County NM

Bernalillo County NM

If you have not yet registered for the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available, you can do so now at https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/. It's very quick and easy!
If you *have* already registered but weren't able to enter any chronic conditions you have, you can now update your registration with this information!

KOAT
01/02/2021
KOAT

KOAT

“If I didn’t have that medical appointment for a deployment three years ago, they said I probably would have just one day gone into kidney failure."

New Mexico Department of Health
01/01/2021
New Mexico Department of Health

New Mexico Department of Health

New Mexico Department of Health has begun the first phase of the COVID 19 Vaccine rollout. Registration is open now at vaccinenm.org. During this phase, frontline healthcare workers and those in congregate settings are eligible to receive the vaccine.
If you, or someone you know, is currently eligible, please register today at vaccinenm.org. Once you register, the New Mexico Department of Health will notify you when the vaccine is available to you.

Donate Life America
12/31/2020
Donate Life America

Donate Life America

We're celebrating the gift of life this holiday season and into 2021! 💙💚 Go into the new year knowing you could help the 110,000 people waiting for lifesaving organ transplants when you register your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor today!

From all of us at the NM Lions Eye Bank, we wish you a Very Happy New Year!
12/31/2020

From all of us at the NM Lions Eye Bank, we wish you a Very Happy New Year!

Transplant Life Foundation
12/31/2020

Transplant Life Foundation

The approval of COVID-19 vaccines has brought with it hope, excitement, and a long list of questions. Results from a recent survey have indicated that our community is split on whether or not to get the vaccine.

To ensure you have the information you need, the COVID-19 Transplant Community Coalition is planning our second live webinar and will be discussing COVID-19 vaccines. The event is scheduled to take place on January 26, 2021 and will feature a well rounded panel of leading experts including representation from the NIH and the CDC along with a practicing physician and patient advocate.

Register today:
https://www.covid19transplantresource.org/covid-19-vaccine-webinar

United Network for Organ Sharing
12/31/2020

United Network for Organ Sharing

Looking back at our #TopNine2020 posts on Instagram, we share our utmost appreciation for the organ donation and transplant community for inspiring us with their stories of hope and the continued commitment to saving lives every day despite the #COVID19 pandemic—cheers to continuing to #SaveLivesTogether in 2021. #DonateLife

Join us on Instagram in 2021 instagram.com/unosnews

Donate Life America
12/31/2020

Donate Life America

The #DonateLifeFloat will be a little different this year. For 2021, the Donate Life Rose Parade Float is a floral sculpture recognizing the incredible work of donation healthcare professionals who have gone above and beyond to make donation and transplantation possible during the pandemic, Donation Healthcare Heroes. While there is no parade this year, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation has produced a 2 hour pre-taped special, “The Rose Parade’s New Year Celebration,” airing at 11am ET/8am PT on New Year’s Day. You can watch the special and see the #DonateLife Community of Life sculpture and story on ABC, NBC, Univision, Hallmark Channel USA and RFD-TV. To all donors and donor families, to recipients and their families, and to our healthcare heroes - thank you for making life possible! 💙💚🌹 Register your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor at RegisterMe.org/DonateLifeFloat.

American Association of Tissue Banks
12/31/2020

American Association of Tissue Banks

We are only 3 days away from New Year's Day and the Rose Parade Televised Entertainment Special! We are so excited to be a part of this special and to continue sharing the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation with the millions of people who will watch the parade from their homes on New Year's Day. Don't forget to tune in!

12/31/2020
Donate Life New Mexico Donor Services

Donate Life New Mexico Donor Services

Meet Gladis and her son Mateo. Gladis has personally been touched by the need for more organ, eye and tissue donors because Mateo needs a kidney transplant. She is a Family Care Coordinator with New Mexico Donor Services, an organ procurement organization (OPO). As a first responder to the hospital, she works with families of potential organ donor heroes helping them with the donation decision and process.

Gladis encourages you to #BeTheGift and #SupportOPOs by registering as a donor hero at BeTheGiftToday.com. #DonateLife #DoneVida

Donate Life New Mexico Donor Services
12/31/2020
Donate Life New Mexico Donor Services

Donate Life New Mexico Donor Services

An important article on organ donation and the intricacies of the process. "I fear we're going to have more chaos than we're going to have value” MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Transplant Surgeon Dr. Matt Cooper warns about new proposed regulations as a part of this NPR All Things Considered broadcast and article. #BeTheGift #DonateLife #DoneVida #SupportOPOs

Newsweek
12/29/2020
Newsweek

Newsweek

The "mRNA COVID-19 vaccines may be administered to people with underlying medical conditions provided they have not had a severe allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in the vaccine," the CDC wrote in updated guidance.

KOAT
12/29/2020
KOAT

KOAT

Billy McConnell Jr. served others in the U.S. Air Force for 13 years. Now, others are returning the favor by flying his kidney donor from California to New York

Donate Life New Mexico Donor Services
12/28/2020

Donate Life New Mexico Donor Services

Jonathan is a transplant coordinator at UNM Health Sciences Transplant Services. He knows how important lifesaving partnership between New Mexico Donor Services, an organ procurement organization and University of New Mexico Health Transplant Services is to the over 700 New Mexicans waiting for the gift of life. #BeTheGift, register as an organ, eye and tissue donor at BeTheGiftToday.com. #DonateLife #DoneVida.

Donate Life New Mexico Donor Services
12/28/2020

Donate Life New Mexico Donor Services

Meet Christine, Mary and Lara. They work for UNM Hospital Transplant Services and encourage you to #BeTheGift. Register as an organ and tissue donor during the Season of Giving at BeTheGiftToday.com. Share your Big Red Bow to show your support for donation. Even if you are a registered donor, go to the website and add a bow to a photo of you or take a selfie with the Big Red Bow. Then share it on your social media to help spread the word about the #BeTheGift Season of Giving! #SupportOPOs #DonateLife #DoneVida

United Network for Organ Sharing
12/28/2020
United Network for Organ Sharing

United Network for Organ Sharing

"April 20, 2020, I received the call I had been praying for. I underwent a kidney transplant and was given a second chance at life. I am immensely grateful to this hero I never knew that saved my life. Transplant life has been a bit overwhelming. I realized the road to recovery is different for everyone, but I wouldn't change a thing. I am forever grateful for the gift of life that I've been given."

Thank you, Idoreyin, for sharing your story of hope. #DonateLife #UNOSAmbassador #SavingLivesTogether

United Network for Organ Sharing
12/28/2020
United Network for Organ Sharing

United Network for Organ Sharing

Honor an organ donor this holiday season by sharing one of their life's special moments, accomplishments, and precious memories with family and friends. Follow the link to view the latest tributes and share your donor tribute story. #DonateLife

United Network for Organ Sharing
12/28/2020

United Network for Organ Sharing

Please join us on Feb. 4 for #UNOSLuminaries, a new speaker series dedicated to current innovations and advancements in #transplant. The first session will stream virtually and focus on Transformational Tech in Transplant, a discussion covering cutting-edge tech solutions imagined by industry leaders that could improve our nation's transplant system. #SaveTheDate

📢Registration through the Luminaries website opens Jan. 4 http://bit.ly/34AJU89

Speakers include:

- Alex Tulchinsky, Chief Technology Officer at UNOS
- Bruno Mastroianni, Chief Information Officer at Center for Organ Recovery & Education
- Dr. Benjamin Samstein, Chief of Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Association of Organ Procurement Organizations - AOPO
12/28/2020

Association of Organ Procurement Organizations - AOPO

'Tis the season of giving! Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) provide communities education on the donation process to allow them to make informed decisions about donation. Learn more about the role of OPOs on our website at aopo.org 💙🎁💚

Honor The Gift
12/28/2020

Honor The Gift

ALERT: The Immuno Bill has passed the House AND the Senate! The Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act of 2019 is on its way to the President’s desk for signature! #HonorTheGift

Donaciondeorganos.gov
12/28/2020

Donaciondeorganos.gov

¿Sabías que las condiciones como la diabetes y la hipertensión ponen a los hispanos en los EE. UU. en mayor riesgo de insuficiencia orgánica? Conoce más sobre estas y otras diferencias de salud en la Office of Minority Health - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services https://bit.ly/38iaqUM

New Mexico Lions Eye Bank's cover photo
12/28/2020

New Mexico Lions Eye Bank's cover photo

Donate Life Arizona
12/28/2020
Donate Life Arizona

Donate Life Arizona

When Eric Cunningham found out he couldn't directly donate his kidney to his friend, he decided to still help someone. What he didn't know was that this would start an organ transplant chain, eventually saving many more lives than he intended!

LifeCenter Organ Donor Network
12/28/2020

LifeCenter Organ Donor Network

Nearly 40,000 organ transplants from 19,250 donors brought new life to patients and their families in 2019.

Donation is greater than just numbers-there are stories, families and people affected by every statistic.

Donate Life New England
12/28/2020
Donate Life New England

Donate Life New England

While many teens will celebrate Christmas by opening gifts from family and friends, Alex Stephens of Hartford will celebrate a gift from a stranger... 💙💚 #OrganDonation #DonateLife #OPOs #Transplant #Innovation Yale New Haven Children's Hospital

Donate Life Maryland
12/28/2020
Donate Life Maryland

Donate Life Maryland

Take a look at our partner organizations, UNOS', dedicated #COVID19 page for #transplant patients and caregivers complete with a FAQ section, recorded webinar resources and the latest American Society of Transplantation COVID-19 vaccine guidance sheet.

12/28/2020
American Diabetes Association
12/28/2020

American Diabetes Association

According to a new nationwide survey, the 34 million Americans living with diabetes face unique, acute and intensified challenges to their health as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – challenges that may increase their COVID risk for complications. The study, released today by us in partnership with Thrivable and the Diabetes Daily community, shows that the financial and economic toll of the pandemic has left scores of Americans with diabetes without access to the drugs, devices, insurance, and food that they need to properly manage their diabetes or even survive during this time. Read more here: http://bit.ly/3nXJuAB

12/28/2020
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

How will this round of #CovidRelief impact people who are blind or have low vision? AFB's Public Policy & Research Advisor, Sarah Malaier's latest blog post has "What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Relief Package."

http://ow.ly/5WS150CSbZp

12/28/2020
National Federation of the Blind

National Federation of the Blind

The slate and stylus have long been and continue to be valuable tools for writing Braille, which is vital to literacy for the blind. It is the only Braille-writing device that has the same portability, flexibility, and affordability as a pen and pencil. From labeling your canned goods to jotting down a phone number, the uses and advantages of the slate and stylus for the blind are as varied as those of a pen and pencil for the sighted. Request your free slate and stylus at

12/28/2020
National Federation of the Blind

National Federation of the Blind

We believe that no blind person should be without a white cane, regardless of their ability to pay. If you or someone you know needs a free white cane, you can register to receive it using this form.

Lions Clubs International
12/28/2020

Lions Clubs International

Spread kindness in your community. Lions clubs "Be Kind" signs are available for download: https://bit.ly/3jnNDeQ #KindnessMatters

KOAT
12/26/2020
KOAT

KOAT

Doctors put her on the transplant waiting list in February.

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham
12/23/2020
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

COVID-19 testing is available at no-cost to New Mexicans all across the state, now including from the comfort of your own home.

Do your part to lower positivity rates and help your county move from red to green – get tested!

Together we can drive down county positivity rates, help more businesses and workers get safely back on their feet, and keep more New Mexicans healthy.

Find testing sites statewide at www.togethernm.org

Address

2501 Yale Blvd SE, Ste 100
Albuquerque, NM
87106

General information

New Mexico Lions Eye Bank (NMLEB) has been providing safe, high-quality corneal tissue to surgeons and their patients since 1962. Albuquerque is a city of diversity, with geographic and historic circumstances that brought Native American, Hispanic and Anglo cultures together to create a unique multcultural community. The land awes and inspires with the Sandia and Manzano Mountains to the east, the Rio Grande river valley cutting through the city and the West Mesa escarpment with its ghosts of volcanic activity. In spite of the size of the city and all of the amenities that go along with big city life, Albuquerque manages to retain a small town charm. Native American groups have inhabited the territory of New Mexico for thousands of years, many centuries before Europeans reached the Americas. Reminders of their ancient presence are throughout our state: cliff dwellings and pit houses, kivas (underground ceremonial chambers), abandoned cities along ancient trade routes, and symbols etched in rock. New Mexico is home to 22 tribes, which include the Navajo Nation, Jicarilla Apache, Mescalero Apache, and 19 pueblos. The Navajo Nation is the largest American Indian tribe in North America and their reservation is located in northwest New Mexico, northern Arizona and southeast Utah. The Jicarilla Apache live in northern New Mexico and the Mescalero Apache reside in southern New Mexico. A majority of the 19 pueblos are located in northern New Mexico. Each tribe is unique and they have their own traditional languages, customs, values, prayers, songs, ceremonies, traditional attire, and way of life. The centrally located Albuquerque area is the perfect starting point from which to explore our Native American heritage. 2013 will mark the 42nd time that the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta will fill Albuquerque's crystal blue skies. The Balloon Fiesta is still the premier international ballooning event, powered by the perfect October climate and a phenomenon called the "Albuquerque Box," (a combination of weather patterns and geographic landscape, the box allows balloonists to control and even retrace their adventure). The place to be in October is at Balloon Fiesta Park. The 200 acres of grass and booths will be filled with balloons and vendors selling everything from traditional New Mexican food to balloon memorabilia. Each year balloon teams from around the world participate in the event and news coverage originates from more than 50 countries. It has become the most photographed event in the world.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

Telephone

(505) 266-3937

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Thank you New Mexico Lion's Eye Bank! You're making a difference for residents throughout New Mexico.
I am so desperately hoping to get cataract surgery so I can have a career and enjoy life again.