The Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank’s mission is to fulfill the wishes of eye donors and their families to help another overcome blindness through transplantation and research. Our dedication to this mission allows eye, organ and tissue donors in Colorado and Wyoming to provide over 2,500 sight-restorative transplants each year.
RMLEB is a non-profit eye bank foounded in 1982 with sponsorship from the Lions Clubs of Colorado and Wyoming. Our service area encompasses all of Colorado and most of Wyoming. We are a full-service eye bank meaning that in addition to recovering the donor eye tissue, we bring it to our facility where we prepare tissue grafts according to the needs and criteria of the eye surgeons that we work with. We are an international eye bank that places tissue in between 15 to 20 countries around the world annually. Our distribution of tissue starts with local surgeons needs, but expands to national and international placement once after that.