Founded in 1960, Lions Gift of Sight is the oldest donation organization in Minnesota.

The eye bank serves the needs of donors and recipients in Minnesota, western Wisconsin, eastern North Dakota, as well as Galveston, Texas, 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.

Lions Gift of Sight 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.

Lions Gift of Sight is supported by the Minnesota Lions Vision Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Accreditations and Registrations

FDA Registration (PDF)

EBAA Accreditation (PDF)

Maryland Tissue Permit (PDF)

Canadian Tissue Registration (PDF)

Certificate of charter membership in Eye Bank Association of America

Minnesota Lions Eye Bank (now Lions Gift of Sight) is a charter member of the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA). Founded in 1961, the EBAA gathered together eye banks from across the United States to standardize, regulate, and guide eye banking practices.