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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Share your recipes! How we cook in New Mexico is a tradition that is old and oral in nature, just like our stories. Many of us learned to cook recipes passed down from parents and grandparents. Gathering around food is an engrained part of our New Mexican culture. Join our NMDS Ambassador family by sharing your recipes with us. We will feature many here on our social media pages during Multicultural Awareness Month (Aug.), Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep. 15-Oct. 15) and Native American Heritage Month (Nov.) Share your favorite recipe with us at https://bit.ly/NMDSrecipes

Rental Help New Mexico | The state of New Mexico will grant $170M of federal aid to New Mexicans for rental and utility ...
07/07/2021
Rental Help New Mexico | The state of New Mexico will grant $170M of federal aid to New Mexicans for rental and utility assistance to households experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Rental Help New Mexico | The state of New Mexico will grant $170M of federal aid to New Mexicans for rental and utility assistance to households experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

NEW MEXICO, DO YOU NEED RENTAL ASSISTANCE? The state of New Mexico will grant $170M of federal aid to New Mexicans for rental and utility assistance to households experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Click Here to Apply Now Are you a renter? Rental and utility assistance is....

Researchers unlock secrets behind liver regrowth and regenerative medicine
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Researchers unlock secrets behind liver regrowth and regenerative medicine

Researchers unlock secrets behind liver regrowth and regenerative medicine

NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) researchers have uncovered a code that sets the genome of the liver to account for the remarkable ability for this organ to regenerate. This finding offers new insight into how the specific genes that promote regeneration can be activated when part of the liver is removed. Thes...

Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe 4th of July weekend.
07/03/2021

Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe 4th of July weekend.

Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe 4th of July weekend.

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07/03/2021

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Our world sees many disasters, and Lions are there to help. That’s why LCIF has a fund dedicated to disaster relief, to help communities in need. Consider donating to our foundation. Together, we magnify our good for humanity. https://bit.ly/2SapUX0 #LCIFLions

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07/03/2021
Liraglutide and Insulin More Effective in Maintaining Average Blood Glucose Levels Than Other Common Diabetes Drugs | ADA

Liraglutide and Insulin More Effective in Maintaining Average Blood Glucose Levels Than Other Common Diabetes Drugs | ADA

Share: Press release Liraglutide and Insulin More Effective in Maintaining Average Blood Glucose Levels Than Other Common Diabetes Drugs June 28, 2021 | WASHINGTON, DC Head-to-head comparison of glucose-lowering medications helps inform individualized t...

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07/03/2021

La salud de los órganos es tan importante como la salud mental, pero los hombres no siempre buscan ayuda cuando la necesitan. En este #MesDeLaSaludDelHombre, aprende cómo detectar signos de resistencia y tratamientos comprobados que pueden ayudarles. https://bit.ly/3gCv1Y6

07/03/2021

🩸 Blood stem cell donations can come from lots of different sources. Learn how joining the registry saves lives: https://bit.ly/3vLv5u4

07/03/2021

July is Cord Blood Awareness Month – a time to highlight the lifesaving powers of umbilical cord blood donated after birth. Learn about doing extra good on delivery day. https://bit.ly/2SAq1ve

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With organ donation, one person can save eight lives. This impact not only saves lives, but ripples through communities to leave a lasting legacy. Sign up as an organ donor today at registerme.org/sodanational.

#organdonation #donatelife #donevida #sodanational #sodachapters #studentadvocacy #makingadifference #nonprofit #eightlives #organdonation #livelifegivelife #donateblood #lungtransplant #kidneytransplant #hearttransplant #livertransplant #kidneydonor #liverdonor #transplantsurvivor #beadonor #organtransplant #transplant #saveeight #becauseofanorgandonor #organdonationawareness #transplant #chapteradvocacy #savealife #getinvolved

65 Percent | 2020 Transplant Games
07/03/2021
65 Percent | 2020 Transplant Games

65 Percent | 2020 Transplant Games

65 PERCENT provides an intimate look at one family's journey through the most challenging time of their lives. This captivating portrait exemplifies the integral roles that love, selflessness and unity play in overcoming adversity when the future is vulnerable and time is crucial.

Organ Transplant Push Seen Endangered by Plan to Rein in Costs
07/03/2021
Organ Transplant Push Seen Endangered by Plan to Rein in Costs

Organ Transplant Push Seen Endangered by Plan to Rein in Costs

Prominent medical groups fear a federal push to increase organ transplants could face a significant slowdown under a proposed rule by the Biden administration that would reduce Medicare payment for certain costs related to the organ acquisition process.

07/03/2021

"This is what 10,227 days post transplant looks like ♻️

Transplantation is an amazing journey that tests the limits of human strength and courage. It requires commitment and faith as well as mental, physical and emotional endurance. If you can survive transplantation, you can conquer anything you set your heart to. This has been my life's greatest challenge and among the rewards is life itself.

My 28 years would not be possible without my donor. My health and prosperity would not be possible without the guidance of doctors, friends, family, and the great transplant community that has stood by my side. Thank you. I am incredibly blessed. Today and everyday we celebrate life! 💙💚💙💚💙💚" - Athena

📸 via @athenamariee_ #DonateLife

07/03/2021

It's time for the 3rd Annual Donate Life Art Contest—we can't wait to see your amazing art & creativity! 💙💚🎨 The winning artwork will be featured on several commemorative items and sold on the #DonateLife Store to help support the mission! Entries must be digitally submitted by 11:59pm EST on Saturday, July 31, 2021. More details and information on how to submit your art can be found here: https://www.donationmerchandise.com/art-2021. The winner will receive one of each product featuring the winning artwork and a $50 gift card for the Donate Life Store.
ps - you can send in a note about your story in the art contest submission form! Donate Life America would love to share your donation and transplantation connection or story with your artwork!

Fireworks: The Blinding Truth
07/03/2021
Fireworks: The Blinding Truth

Fireworks: The Blinding Truth

Suzy the Sparkler and Freddie the Firecracker sure are a blast. But is that always a good thing? EyeSmart’s public service video gives you the blinding truth...

07/03/2021

We are excited to share some of the beautiful stories behind the songs on the #DonateLife Summer Playlist. 💙💚
“Live Like You Were Dying” by Tim McGraw.
"I am not really a country fan, but this song came out in the Summer of 2004, my friend Russ died the following December, while he was waiting for a liver transplant. I hadn’t really paid attention to the song until after he died and I was with his sister some time in the months after his death. She mentioned that the song reminded her of Russ and I listened to it and it really does describe how he lived life till the end." — Mark

Russ's journey inspired Mark to change careers and work in the donation and transplantation community to help save and heal lives. More than 100,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for a lifesaving transplant. Register your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor at RegisterMe.org or in your iPhone Health App.
Donate Life New Mexico Donor Services Tennessee Donor Services Sierra Donor Services bit.ly/DonateLifeSummerPlaylist

NM expands early childcare subsidies
07/02/2021
NM expands early childcare subsidies

NM expands early childcare subsidies

For the next two years, New Mexico will raise the income eligibility for childcare assistance from 200 percent of the federal poverty level to 350 percent of the federal poverty level with a phase …

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Think you're too old to be an #organdonor? Think again! The oldest in the U.S. to date, Cecil Lockhart, was 95 when he donated his liver. You can give the gift of life! Register to #BeTheGift as an organ & tissue donor at BeTheGiftToday.com. #DonateLife #BeTheGift

07/02/2021

THIS FRIDAY, July 2nd - COVID-19 Vaccination Event at Rio Grande Food Project with Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Friday, July 2nd - 1st Pfizer vaccine
9:00am-11:00am
Rio Grande Food Project
600 Coors Blvd. NW

Friday, July 30th - 2nd Pfizer vaccine
9:00am-11:00am
Rio Grande Food Project
600 Coors Blvd. NW
Walk-ins accepted, but if you want to make an appointment, call (505) 923-2696 and use event code: RGFP1
Vaccines are free, no insurance required, limited ID needed.
The Pfizer vaccine (to those 12 and older) requires a second dose for maximum protection.
What to Expect:
• Vaccines will be given while you are in your car, or by walking up.
• Plan on spending at least 15 to 30 minutes after vaccination.
• Masks are required and should cover mouth and nose at all times.
• A parent or guardian must accompany children ages 12-17 and provide written consent.
#letsdothistogether
Photo credit to Belinda's Artography

07/02/2021

Big news: today we announced the single largest eligibility expansion in the history of New Mexico's child care assistance program!

Effective August 1st, we will double eligibility for families, supporting tens of thousands more families in need all across the state – a true game changer for early childhood education, working families, and the broader New Mexico economy.

This is one of the most significant policy changes we can make to help New Mexico working families – and we’ll keep looking at ways to push the envelope even farther.

Find more information here: https://bit.ly/3qDm714

Newly discovered proteins protect against progression of diabetic kidney disease
07/01/2021
Newly discovered proteins protect against progression of diabetic kidney disease

Newly discovered proteins protect against progression of diabetic kidney disease

Elevated levels of three specific circulating proteins are associated with protection against kidney failure in diabetes, according to research from the Joslin Diabetes Center that will be published 30th June in Science Translational Medicine.

Valley doctor offers rare perspective after becoming transplant trifecta
07/01/2021
Valley doctor offers rare perspective after becoming transplant trifecta

Valley doctor offers rare perspective after becoming transplant trifecta

A Valley doctor is offering rare perspective for his patients after becoming a transplant trifecta. Dr. Brian Hardaway is a transplant cardiologist, a transplant recipient and most recently a transplant donor.

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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 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

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.