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Peer to Peer Program on Donation Created by New Visions Students Reaches Nearly 500 students

March 31, 2017

Students in New Visions Medical Careers Program, located at Rochester General Hospital,  created a peer-to-peer educational campaign on eye, organ and tissue donation.  Read about this program at

Enrollment in NY State Registry opens to 16 and 17 year-olds

August 18, 2016

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on August 18 allowing 16 and 17 year-olds the opportunity to document their donation decision by enrolling in our state's organ, eye and tissue donation registry.  A safeguard included in this legislation allows parents or legal guardians to rescind the decision if the minor dies before age 18.  Read more at

EBAA Accreditation Board grants LEBR 3-year status

June 10, 2016

The Eye Bank Association of America's (EBAA) accreditation board has granted the Lions Eye Bank at Rochester a 3-year status for the recovery, tissue storage and final distrubiton of corneal tissue.  This comes after the EBAA conducted an on site inspection of the eye bank in April of this year. 

At least every three years a team of professionals with extensive experience in eye bank and/or corneal transplantation conduct on site inspections of eye banks to evaluate adherance to EBAA Medical Standards & procedures.  This accreditation process meets or exceeds most state and national regulations and encourages public confidence in eye banking.  

Winners of eye glass collection contest announced

April 26, 2016

Judges (L to R: Elizabeth Moreland, LEBR, and Bill Freeman (Webster Lions Club member) pictured with the most "eye catching" eyeglass collection box design. The contest was conducted by the Univeristy of Rochester's Facilities & Services Deparmtnet during March.  The initiative collected 330 pairs of used eyeglasses.  These will be given to the Webster Lions Club and sent to a facility where they are cleaned, measured for prescription strength and sent to developing countries to be distributed - free- to those in need.  Congratulations go to the Neurodevelopment & Behavioral Pediatrics department for collecting the highest number of eyeglasses; and to the Rush Rhees Patron Services department for designing the most "eye catching" collection box.  


Lions Eye Bank at Rochester Teams Up With Monroe County Clerk's Office

April 14, 2016

Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello speaks at a news conference held at the Greece DMV Branch on Thursday, April 14, kicking off a two-day donor enrollment drive during National Donate Life Month.  Lions Eye Bank at Rochester, Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network and the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation teamed up with the County Clerk's office to promote the need for and benefits of eye, organ and tissue donation.  

Lions Eye Bank at Rochester participates in two-day donor drive at Monroe County DMVs

April 16, 2016

Day two of the donor enrollment drives being conducted at Monroe County DMV branch locations; Elizabeth Moreland, Lions Eye Bank at Rochester's Hospital Development Director, is visted by Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello.  

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