Founded in 1960, the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank is the oldest donation organization in Minnesota.

The eye bank serves the needs of donors and recipients in Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and eastern North Dakota 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year. We distribute more than 1,000 corneas for transplant and 1,000 eyes for research and medical education annually.

The Minnesota Lions Eye Bank upholds the highest tissue quality standards and focuses solely on eye banking. We are accredited by the Eye Bank Association of America and have passed all Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspections.

The Minnesota Lions Eye Bank, under the Minnesota Lions Vision Foundation, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Accreditations and Registrations

FDA Registration (PDF)

EBAA Accreditation (PDF)

Canadian Tissue Registration (PDF)

Maryland Tissue Bank Permit (PDF)