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Funeral Service Professionals

Working Together


Funeral service professionals are part of the "Circle of Light" — organizations and people donor families encounter on the journey to leaving a lasting legacy of sight restoration.

Our mission is to fulfill the wishes of eye donors and their families to help another overcome blindness. Because we both serve many of the same families, we are committed to establishing a working relationships with funeral service professionals.

Resources

  • Funeral service professionals' frequently asked questions about eye tissue donation
  • Both Colorado and Wyoming statutes require donation to be carried out prior to embalming. To do so, the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank and funeral homes must work together.
    Colorado Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
    Wyoming Uniform Anatomical Gift Act

  • RMLEB offers recommendations for embalming eye donors. Laminated posters suitable for the embalming room are also available. Email the Community & Professional Relations department to request laminated posters.

  • The eye bank offers education and training, by appointment or through the CFDA and WYFDA.
  • Please contact us if you have questions. For donations in progress, call the eye bank at 800-444-7479, option #1. For all other inquiries, email the Community & Professional Relations Department.