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.

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KOAT
03/03/2021
KOAT

KOAT

“You guys saved my life,” Capt. Randy Blake said to the health care workers who helped him. “I’m forever grateful. I mean that from the bottom of my heart.”

Kidney-on-a-chip offers clues to prevent kidney damage from essential drugs
03/02/2021
Kidney-on-a-chip offers clues to prevent kidney damage from essential drugs

Kidney-on-a-chip offers clues to prevent kidney damage from essential drugs

There are 1.5 million cases of drug-induced kidney toxicity each year in the U.S. Among the usual suspects are cyclosporin and cisplatin, a pair of widely used chemotherapy drugs. Because both are considered lifesaving therapies, research into mitigating the kidney damage they cause is vital to impr...

New Mexico Lions Eye Bank's cover photo
03/02/2021

New Mexico Lions Eye Bank's cover photo

Eye Bank Association of America
03/02/2021

Eye Bank Association of America

It's #WomensHistoryMonth! As we simultaneously celebrate our 60th anniversary, all month long we'll also be highlighting the many significant achievements made by women in EBAA and across eye banking. Please join us by honoring the achievements made by women in your organization! #RestoreSight

Donate Life America
03/02/2021

Donate Life America

Sending special thanks to the donation and transplantation social workers who help save lives and support donor families, living donors, recipients, and their families. Thank you to all social workers for your dedication, expertise and care! 💙💚❤️💛 #DonateLife #NationalSocialWorkMonth

United Network for Organ Sharing
03/02/2021
United Network for Organ Sharing

United Network for Organ Sharing

We spoke with longtime transplant nephrologist and incoming UNOS Board VP Jerry McCauley of Jefferson Health to learn more about how the organ donation and transplant community works towards achieving racial equity for kidney candidates.

United Network for Organ Sharing
03/02/2021
United Network for Organ Sharing

United Network for Organ Sharing

We want to hear from you! We're seeking feedback on several questions in preparation for adopting the 2021-2024 UNOS Strategic Plan. Follow the link to the survey to tell us what you think. #SavingLivesTogether #DonateLife

Association of Organ Procurement Organizations - AOPO
03/02/2021

Association of Organ Procurement Organizations - AOPO

March is National #KidneyMonth! Over 17,000 kidney transplants were performed in the U.S. in 2020. You can help save more lives by registering to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor at RegisterMe.org.

Association of Organ Procurement Organizations - AOPO
03/02/2021

Association of Organ Procurement Organizations - AOPO

A healthy heart could be a second chance at life for someone else. Share your decision to donate with your loved ones and sign-up to be an organ donor at RegisterMe.org ❤️

Association of Organ Procurement Organizations - AOPO
03/02/2021

Association of Organ Procurement Organizations - AOPO

Nearly 4,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for a new heart. Ever wonder how you can save a life? Register to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor at RegisterMe.org

Association of Organ Procurement Organizations - AOPO
03/02/2021

Association of Organ Procurement Organizations - AOPO

African Americans/Blacks represent over 13% of the overall U.S. population and 32% of all patients waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant. Save more lives during #BlackHistoryMonth by diversifying the donor registry at RegisterMe.org

CDC
03/02/2021

CDC

LISTERIA OUTBREAK UPDATE: Additional cheeses and brands have been recalled. These cheeses were made or packed in the same facility as the contaminated queso fresco and could make you sick.
Check with the store or deli counter to make sure any other queso fresco/quesillo you buy or have at home is not supplied by the recalled brands. https://go.usa.gov/xsraW

CDC
03/02/2021

CDC

Are you a care provider for a person with a disability? You may be able to get your COVID-19 vaccine when they do, depending on your state’s plan.

If you provide care to a person with a disability in their daily activities, contact your state’s health department to find out if you can get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/2P6j9nh.

Organdonor.gov
03/02/2021

Organdonor.gov

The lifesaving power of organ transplantation is certainly something to smile about 😃. Share another happy fact in the comments to spread some smiles.

Donaciondeorganos.gov
03/02/2021

Donaciondeorganos.gov

¿Sabías que las partes del cuerpo humano se pueden reciclar? Conoce más sobre cómo funciona la donación de órganos y cómo un “sí” puede salvar vidas. https://bit.ly/3rOmdCt

Center for Organ Recovery & Education
03/02/2021

Center for Organ Recovery & Education

The Association of Organ Procurement Organizations - AOPO commits to achieving 50,000 organ transplants annually by 2026.

To reach this goal, AOPO will partner with donation and transplantation stakeholders on systemwide improvement initiatives to:
1. Expand collaboration across the AOPO membership and among all stakeholders
2. Reduce health inequities to improve accessibility of organ transplants in minority communities
3. Maximize organ utilization by transplant programs
4. Drive innovation to increase donation and maximize transplantation
AOPO believes a collaborative approach with OPOs, donor hospitals, transplant programs, federal regulators, and public advocacy groups is needed to save more lives.

Learn more about the #AOPO50K campaign at https://www.aopo.org/50k-transplants.

03/02/2021
Sierra Donor Services

Sierra Donor Services

Wilmer Valderrama didn't know he could be one of 33% of US adults at risk for #kidneydisease until he learned that Hispanic/Latinx and Black Americans are at a higher risk of developing it. He took the National Kidney Foundation Kidney Quiz & you can take it at MinuteForYourKidneys.com too. 💙💚🧡 #MinuteForYourKidneys #NationalKidneyMonth #DonateLife

Donate Life Colorado
03/02/2021
Donate Life Colorado

Donate Life Colorado

"We're all very grateful for whoever the anonymous donor family is for providing such a wonderful gift and a second chance for this little girl."
Sweet little Barbie received her lifesaving heart transplant at only a few weeks old, now she's one and doing great... all thanks to the selfless decision made by her heroic donor's family 💚💙
Give this story a watch: https://news.yahoo.com/sacramento-newborn-survives-rare-heart-022913166.html

Donate Life Colorado
03/02/2021
Donate Life Colorado

Donate Life Colorado

#NationalKidneyMonth: Most people don’t think about their kidneys everyday, but for folks with kidney disease or kidney transplant recipients, those two bean-shaped organs are always top of mind! In our latest #DonationEssentials post, we partnered with the National Kidney Foundation of Colorado and New Mexico to discuss kidney basics from disease to donation & transplantation:

https://www.donoralliance.org/newsroom/donation-essentials/back-to-kidney-basics-from-disease-to-donation-and-transplant/

DONATE LIFE TEXAS
03/02/2021
DONATE LIFE TEXAS

DONATE LIFE TEXAS

A beautiful heart story for American Heart Month! ❤️ #heartmonth

Iowa Donor Network
03/02/2021
Iowa Donor Network

Iowa Donor Network

"When Wesley and I told our then almost 5-year-old son about his dad being listed for a double-lung transplant, our efforts to provide a simple explanation that his young mind could understand made the magnitude of this potential gift even more clear for us.

Wesley was listed on a Wednesday, and we received the call three days later, exactly 17 years ago today. When Wesley died six weeks after his transplant, I didn't understand why we'd been gifted such a miracle in record time. What would the donor family think? Would they wonder if they'd wasted their loved one's donation on a man who never even left the ICU?

In the days after Wesley died, it was the conversations I shared with our son that brought clarity again. The family that selflessly donated their loved ones' organs couldn't have known the outcome, and neither could we. But what that gift gave us was a chance to try. It gave us hope. And in the end, it gave our son and me a step in the direction of healing.

Our son is now days away from his 22nd birthday, and he's grown up knowing how hard we all tried to save his dad's life, including the donor family.

Organ donation is like life, it's about the trying. And when someone gives the gift of donation, they are giving another family a chance to try. And sometimes, it's all we get. And somehow, it's enough."

— Lisa Bradshaw, DONT WAIT Project

Check out the song that was inspired by this story at the link below!

Donate Life New England
03/02/2021
Donate Life New England

Donate Life New England

As seen on the Today Show this morning, Carmen Blandin Tarleton is a 52-year-old mother of two, who recently became the first person in the U.S. to receive a second face transplant. Thank you to all the staff at New England Donor Services who facilitated the donation to make it happen. Carmen’s first face transplant resulted from a brutal attack by her estranged husband in June of 2007. The decision for her to go through the process again – after experiencing painful transplant rejection and 73 reconstructive surgeries in total – was easy, she said. Watch her incredibly meaningful meeting with her donor’s family over Zoom. "In the most difficult time, you gave me the biggest gift anybody could have given me."

03/02/2021
Donate Life New England

Donate Life New England

What do these conditions have in common? Any one of them could put you in the 33% of American adults at increased risk for #kidneydisease. Take the National Kidney Foundation's 1-minute quiz to find out if you're at risk: https://bit.ly/32tkyai #MinuteForYourKidneys

03/02/2021
Donate Life Florida
03/02/2021
Donate Life Florida

Donate Life Florida

“That’s her legacy. And this is why this is really helping us to move forward, it’s helping our boys to move forward, knowing that their sister is a hero,” Mario Vuksan, Marla's father, said.
Leave a legacy. Be someone's second chance at life. Learn more about the Gift of Life at www.donatelifeflorida.org.
https://boston.cbslocal.com/2020/12/14/cambridge-girl-dies-thanksgiving-gift-organ-donation-marla-vuksan/?fbclid=IwAR2T6e6jsZNynexx-24M9ljKMOXskeayTCziN-PIenrBNXDLxJvisQREb3Q

Southwest Transplant Alliance
03/02/2021
Southwest Transplant Alliance

Southwest Transplant Alliance

President and CEO of Southwest Transplant Alliance Patti Niles recently wrote for The Dallas Morning News that the organ donation system in the United States can and must to better -- because lives depend on it. https://loom.ly/oGND1Vk

03/02/2021
Saving Sight

Saving Sight

Do you have a desire to use your data skills to improve the lives of others? We change lives by saving sight for thousands of people each year. Working as a data analyst at Saving Sight will afford you the opportunity to play a meaningful role in helping to maximize the gift of sight through corneal transplantation and research and in helping to improve the lives of patients who depend on serum eye drops. If you have mad data skills and are passionate about helping people in need, we want to meet you! Apply today at https://saving-sight.org/careers/! #hiring #KansasCity #GreatPlaceToWork #Nonprofit #DataAnalyst #eyebank

American Diabetes Association
03/02/2021

American Diabetes Association

#WomensHistoryMonth: Check out this amazing article in @Healthline that highlights influential women that have made an impact on #diabetes history! Our diabetes world would not be the same without them. https://bit.ly/2PmhyJX

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.