There are many ways you can help Iowa Lions Eye Bank’s mission of enhancing the quality of life through the restoration and preservation of sight.

Register to be a Donor

Registration takes only a few minutes, and the gift of sight you provide will be priceless. Virtually any one can be an eye and cornea donor. Simply visit the Iowa Donor Registration page and sign up. If you have any questions about cornea or eye donation, contact us – we will answer your question quickly and in confidence.

Make a Financial Contribution

The Iowa Lions Eye Bank gratefully accepts donations. Your contributions help us purchase new equipment, perform public education and outreach, and fund groundbreaking research. Simply visit the Iowa Lions Eye Bank donation page to set up a one-time or recurring gift. Your gift is made through the University of Iowa Center for Advancement, a nonprofit IRC Section 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift is tax-deductible. We also welcome the opportunity to discuss legacy giving or other options; please contact us.

The Donor Memorial & Healing Garden

The Iowa Lions Eye Bank enjoys a longstanding 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 our 50th Anniversary. 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.

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

Donate Your 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 area or volunteer, please contact us.