The Minnesota Lions Eye Bank will supply eye tissue to accredited surgeons in Minnesota, throughout the United States, and in other countries.

Eye Tissue Available

  • PK corneas for transplant
  • Pre-cut DMEK and DSAEK corneas for transplant
  • KLAL corneas for transplant
  • Whole sclera
  • Half sclera
  • Quarter sclera

Quality Assurance

The Minnesota Lions Eye Bank ensures that transplantable tissue from a donor meets or exceeds all Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Eye Bank Association (EBAA) screening criteria. We have continually earned three-year accreditation by the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) and are fully registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Visit our Credentials page to view accreditations and licenses.

Ordering Eye Tissue

If you have not worked with the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank before, please contact Raylene Streed.

We strongly encourage advanced scheduling for all tissue. Early scheduling is especially important for endothelial tissue requests as the demand for pre-cut tissue is high nationwide. Scheduling pre-cut tissue for use on Thursdays or Fridays provides an advantage in processing orders.

You may schedule patients for cornea or sclera eye tissue by downloading and returning our Tissue Request Form or by contacting:

Adam Baxter, Distribution Coordinator
Direct Line: 612-624-0433
Fax: 612-626-1192
Email: tissuerequest@umn.edu

Adverse Tissue Reactions

To report adverse tissue reactions, please promptly contact:

Wallis Brooks, Quality Systems Manager
Direct Line: 612-624-0971
Fax: 612-625-4295
Email: wcbrooks@umn.edu

Surgeon Feedback

We welcome feedback about our services. To comment, please contact:

Natalie Buckman, Surgeon Relations and Business Development Professional
Direct Line: 612-624-0178
Fax: 612-625-4295
Email: buckm013@umn.edu