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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Donate Life New Mexico Donor Services
10/21/2020
Donate Life New Mexico Donor Services

Donate Life New Mexico Donor Services

“Knowing that four people are alive and that their families know joy and hope because of Joel Anthony is a tremendous comfort.” -Antoinette Suina.

Antoinette suffered an unthinkable loss when Joel Anthony, her son, died following a crash involving a speeding police car. In her tragedy, she thought of others and allowed Joel Anthony to become a donor hero saving the lives of 4 others through organ donation and helped many more through research and education.

Antoinette’s concern for the well-being and safety of others didn’t stop there. After a settlement was reached with the City of Albuquerque, she worked with Michael Geier, who was the city’s police chief at the time, to purchase a police driver training simulator to help prevent accidents like the one that killed her son.

“What’s important is that APD has a new tool to help prevent dangerous pursuits because of our collaboration with Chief Geier,” says Antoinette. “None of this would have happened if he had closed the door to doing the right thing.”

Now, following what is said to have been a “forced retirement” for Geier, Antoinette is speaking out on behalf of the man she says, “always tried to create positive change.”

We appreciate Antoinette’s advocacy for organ, eye and tissue donation and our community as a whole.
https://www.abqjournal.com/1503693/geier-was-there-for-us.html

10/21/2020
Donate Life New Mexico Donor Services

Donate Life New Mexico Donor Services

Christian was given the greatest gift at 2 years old: LIFE. This was made possible through organ donation coordinated by an organ procurement organization. OPOs are under attack and without them lives are at risk. We believe in improvement, but it must be grounded in the facts. Contact your US Reps at http://bit.ly/SupportOPOs & ask them to help #savemorelives by opposing the proposed changes to federal rules. #SupportOPOs

10/21/2020
Donate Life New Mexico Donor Services

Donate Life New Mexico Donor Services

Amanda supports OPOs because without New Mexico Donor Services and her donor hero, she would not be alive today. Contact your US Reps & ask them to #savemorelives by opposing the federal rule: http://bit.ly/SupportOPOs #SupportOPOs

CorneaGen
10/21/2020
CorneaGen

CorneaGen

Millions of people around the world struggle to live with corneal blindness - the loss of sight caused by damage to the eye surface.
Our mission is to serve as a global leader & partner to eliminate corneal blindness by 2040. https://bit.ly/38golbX
#MissionMonday #cornea

CorneaGen
10/21/2020
CorneaGen

CorneaGen

"I'm truly so glad I'm able to see you guys. That is a gift you gave me." United States Air Force Veteran Larry Kincaid meets his donor family for the first time virtually. His gratitude to the DiPietro family is ours... thank you for the #GiftofSight. You can find out more about become a donor at donatelife.net.
https://bit.ly/2SU7mqK
- via KOLD News 13

10/21/2020
Eye Bank Association of America

Eye Bank Association of America

It is #EyeDonationMonth “season” (since we’re kicking things off a little early this year...) And to introduce the 2020 theme: “A Community of Compassion,” please watch this video of Zoe’s story. She’s an adorable four year old who received a corneal transplant at only 6 weeks old. You’ll meet Rosalba, the generous Donor Mother, and learn about her precious daughter Aolani who graciously gave the gift of sight, allowing Zoe to live a full and happy life - reading books and playing tee ball!

This is just one example of the countless lives that are touched by all those working together each day, fueled by compassion to #RestoreSight. 👁💙

Eye Bank Association of America
10/21/2020

Eye Bank Association of America

Lace ‘em up and let’s go! The Run may be virtual, but the shirt and bib are real. Register now for EBAA’s Run for Vision 5K to support corneal donation and transplantation. You can run wherever you are, anytime during the month of November.

Group rates are available if you'd like to make this a fun, healthy, and safe socially-distant team activity!

We'd love to see you in action - post photos of your run using #Run4Vision and tag us @RestoreSight!

https://runsignup.com/Race/DC/AnyCity/EBAARunforVision2020

American Association of Tissue Banks
10/21/2020

American Association of Tissue Banks

These #BRAveWomen are breast cancer survivors and recipients of donated skin grafts. As we approach #BRADay, we share their stories and honor their heroic donors.

New Mexico Lions Eye Bank's cover photo
10/21/2020

New Mexico Lions Eye Bank's cover photo

Donate Life America
10/21/2020

Donate Life America

October is Healthy Lung Month! Almost 1,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for a donor lung & their next full breath. Register your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, and learn more about lung donation and transplantation at https://www.donatelife.net/types-of-donation/lung-donation/. #DonateLife #HealthyLungMonth 💙💚

United Network for Organ Sharing
10/21/2020
United Network for Organ Sharing

United Network for Organ Sharing

In a column published in the Daily Southtown, Cyndi Grobmeier, whose daughter gave the #giftoflife after suffering a fatal asthma attack, advocates for thoughtful reform to improve the entire #transplant system. #OrganDonation #OPOs #VoicesInTransplant

Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network

Donate Life America
10/21/2020

Donate Life America

It’s Fact Friday, everybody! Here’s a liver transplant fact for you: Doctors are performing split liver transplants to help save more lives. It is exactly what it sounds like. A deceased donor's liver is split so that it can save 2 lives. The larger lobe, about 65% of the liver, is transplanted into an adult. The smaller lobe is most often transplanted into a child in need. For more information about liver donation & transplant, visit https://www.donatelife.net/types-of-donation/liver-donation/. 💙💚 Register your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor at RegisterMe.org or in your iPhone Health App. #DonateLife #LiverAwarenessMonth Thank you to Donate Life America Partner UPMC - UPMC & Donate Life: Living Donor Transplant for sharing their #FactFriday!

United Network for Organ Sharing
10/21/2020
United Network for Organ Sharing

United Network for Organ Sharing

"I am happy and incredibly grateful for every day that I get to experience and the memories of so many amazing moments I had because of the gift of life I received."

Read Nikita's #StoryofHope and consider sharing your story about organ donation and transplantation. #StoriesofHope #DonateLife #OrganDonation

10/21/2020
Transplant Life Foundation

Transplant Life Foundation

Today is National Check Your Meds Day! Reach out to your pharmacist or physician to ensure that your dosage is correct, you are taking your medication correctly, and that your prescription hasn’t expired. In the video below, Valen Keefer, a liver and kidney recipient, demonstrates her system of organizing her medications every two weeks.

Association of Organ Procurement Organizations - AOPO
10/21/2020

Association of Organ Procurement Organizations - AOPO

#Tissuedonation can help to save or heal the lives of up to 75 people. Today, on Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day (#BRADAY2020), learn how donated tissue can help #breastcancer patients recovering from mastectomies, like Kate Kane. http://ow.ly/DTFF50BYHll

Association of Organ Procurement Organizations - AOPO
10/21/2020

Association of Organ Procurement Organizations - AOPO

During #LiverAwarenessMonth, we are sharing some facts about the liver and the importance of being a registered organ, eye, and tissue donor!

Don't forget to register your decision to give the gift of life at RegisterMe.org

Association of Organ Procurement Organizations - AOPO
10/21/2020

Association of Organ Procurement Organizations - AOPO

"Staying true to our purpose of leading the OPO community, the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) is undertaking a review of our accreditation program to shift from a focus on strictly meeting regulatory requirements to an emphasis on performance improvement."

Check out the latest Donation Perspectives blog post by AOPO CEO, Steve Miller.

Read the full blog on the AOPO website here: https://www.aopo.org/donation-perspectives/accreditation-review/

Student Organ Donation Advocates - SODA National
10/21/2020

Student Organ Donation Advocates - SODA National

SODA is happy to welcome Carnegie Mellon University as our latest chapter in partnership with Center for Organ Recovery & Education! We're so excited to see what they do this semester. Looking to start a SODA chapter? Visit https://www.sodanational.org/chapters

Student Organ Donation Advocates - SODA National
10/21/2020

Student Organ Donation Advocates - SODA National

We're so excited for the upcoming movie 2 Hearts the Film starring Tiera Skovbye and Jacob Elordi, out this Friday! Click here to find a theater near you: https://www.2heartsthefilmtickets.com

Honor The Gift
10/21/2020

Honor The Gift

Over 7,000 letters have been sent to Members of Congress demanding they make the Immuno Bill a priority this year. Add your voice! http://ow.ly/aNlF50BQaS7 #HonorTheGift

10/21/2020
Organdonor.gov

Organdonor.gov

This Liver Awareness Month, learn how your liver could be a lifesaver for someone in need. #liverdisease #liverawareness https://bit.ly/3k6pYQk

Donaciondeorganos.gov
10/21/2020

Donaciondeorganos.gov

Puede que los pulmones no sean los primeros superhéroes que te vengan a la mente, ¡pero tienen un golpe realmente poderoso! Este Mes del Pulmón Saludable, aprende más sobre tus pulmones y tus otros asombrosos órganos trasplantables. https://bit.ly/2T9Gza4

Donate Life Wyoming
10/21/2020
Donate Life Wyoming

Donate Life Wyoming

#WednesdayWisdom: As we continue to struggle with the pandemic across #Wyoming, remember do not rule yourself out! Exposure to COVID-19 does not prevent future donation as a recovered patient may still be eligible to give the gift of life! 💙💚 Say Yes every time you get or renew your driver license or state ID.

Learn more about Donation & COVID-19 here: https://www.donoralliance.org/newsroom/donation-essentials/coronavirus-covid-19-and-organ-donation-and-transplantation-information-and-resources/

Donate Life Wyoming
10/21/2020
Donate Life Wyoming

Donate Life Wyoming

Stevie Wonder had a kidney transplant in December 2019. He shared that he feels great and shared: "I'm always optimistic, but the world isn't. It takes everybody. And the mindset has to be different."

Donate Life Colorado
10/21/2020
Donate Life Colorado

Donate Life Colorado

#FactCheckFriday: Can your family override your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor after death? In short, the answer is no. ❌ That's why it's so important to discuss your decision to be a donor with your loved ones, like the Lang family from Golden, CO did. 💙💚 “Perri was a registered donor; we had discussed it and knew exactly what she wanted,” said Kelly, Perri’s mother.

Learn more about how families are involved in the donation process in our latest #DonationEssentials post:
https://www.donoralliance.org/newsroom/donation-essentials/can-my-family-override-my-decision-to-be-a-donor/

Iowa Donor Network
10/21/2020
Iowa Donor Network

Iowa Donor Network

"Put your mask on. Maybe you don’t care, but protect your parents, your kids, your grandparents, because they are the ones that are going to battle the most."

10/21/2020
Iowa Donor Network

Iowa Donor Network

A nurse saw the parents' plea for a living kidney donor for their young son online and came forward. What a hero! 💚💙

Iowa Donor Network
10/21/2020
Iowa Donor Network

Iowa Donor Network

“They’re additional people who are going to remember my son. In that sense, his memory will live on. The more happy memories, the better.”

LifeCenter Organ Donor Network
10/21/2020

LifeCenter Organ Donor Network

#DidYouKnow that tissue donation is an important part of post-mastectomy breast reconstruction? One tissue donor can save and heal up to ten breast reconstruction patients! If you've registered to #DonateLife, know this: there are countless ways to make a lasting impact as a donor! Register as a donor today at lifepassiton.org.

American Association of Tissue Banks

Donate Life New England
10/21/2020
Donate Life New England

Donate Life New England

"The mother of three says she is teaching them to embrace every moment and be thankful to those who gave them this chance." 💙💚 #OrganDonors #OPOs #Transplantation | Register at RegisterMe.org.

10/21/2020
Saving Sight

Saving Sight

Are you looking for a career in which you can REALLY make a difference? If so, please consider joining us in our mission to change lives by Saving Sight!!

As an Ocular Tissue Recovery Technician with Saving Sight, you will surgically procure donor eye tissue for one of the largest eye banks in the country. Our mission-driven organization helped save the sight of 2,957 people last year, and as a Recovery Technician, you can help us increase our impact this year. To be successful in this role at Saving Sight, you will need a fantastic attitude, a willingness to learn, and a high school diploma or equivalent. The ideal candidate will have a medical or surgical background. If you join our team with these qualities, we can teach you the technical and clinical aspects of the job.

Apply today at: saving-sight.org/careers #WeSaveSight #GreatPlaceToWork #Hiring #Nonprofit #kansascity

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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.