As an organization specializing in eye donation, Lions Gift of Sight actively recovers research eye tissue, and about one-half of the donated eyes received by the eye bank are distributed for research and education. Lions Gift of Sight is one of the largest providers of eye tissue for research and medical education in the United States.

Lions Gift of Sight can provide the following tissues for research:

  • Disease-specific tissue
  • Globe – Whole
  • Globe – Posterior
  • Cornea
  • Lens
  • Muscle
  • Optic Nerve
  • Retina
  • Sclera – Whole and Quarter
  • Aqueous Humor
  • Vitreous Humor
  • Disease-specific medical history

Ordering Tissue

If you are a researcher who would like to receive eye tissue from Lions Gift of Sight, please complete our Research Tissue Application or contact:

Kathy Goode, M.S., C.E.B.T.
Research Manager
Direct Line: 612-626-4863
Fax: 612-626-1192
Email: jezx0001@umn.edu