Thank you for wanting to help the Iowa Lions eye Bank achieve its mission of enhancing the quality of life through the restoration and preservation of sight. There are many ways you can help. Please take a look at the list below and let us know if you are interested. If you have any questions or suggestions, contact us at We look forward to hearing from you.

Donate the Gift of Sight

The simplest way to help is to become a donor yourself. It only takes a few minutes and the gift you provide will be priceless. Virtually any one can be an eye and cornea donor. Simply go to the Iowa Donor Registry at and sign up. Then make sure your family and friends know you wish to be a donor. That’s how simple it is. If you have any questions about the process, contact us at We will answer your questions quickly and in confidence.

Donate the Gift of Money

The Iowa Lions Eye Bank gratefully accepts donations. Your contributions help us purchase new equipment, perform public education and outreach, and fund our groundbreaking research.

To donate online today, please click on the link below. You will be directed to a secure site managed by the University of Iowa Foundation. Once there you will be given several options for giving. Thank you for your donation. Your gift will help us provide the gift of sight to people all over the world.

Make an Online Contribution to the Iowa Lions Eye Bank

If you would like to discuss legacy giving or other options please drop us a line at

The Donor Memorial & Healing Garden

For more than 50 years the Iowa Lions Eye Bank has enjoyed a special relationship with University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in helping to provide the gift of sight for Iowans. The Iowa Lions Donor Memorial & Healing Garden was created at the front entrance to the University of iowa Health Center in 2005 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Iowa Lions Eye Bank . The themes of the memorial garden are Hope, Renewal, and Transformation.

Designed by Lisbon Artist Tim Ellsworth and Country Landscapes Designer Alex Schmidt, the Donor Memorial & Healing Garden commemorates donors who have transformed lives through their generosity and the Iowa Lions and others who have supported the work of donation.

Click here to learn more about purchasing memorials in the garden: Iowa Lions Donor Memorial & Healing Garden.

Donate the Gift of Time

Volunteers perform many vital functions for the Iowa Lions Eye Bank. Volunteers sponsor local activities like fun runs, galas and auctions. They also share their personal stories to interested groups throughout Iowa. There’s always more to do.

If you would like to organize a fundraising activity in your town, or volunteer in another way, contact us at We can help you find a way to help us.