Fostering self-sufficiency in corneal donation and transplantation

Managing Director
Organisation: German Society for Tissue Transplantation

For more than 20 years, the non-profit German Society for Tissue Transplantation (DGFG) has been supplying patients in Germany with high-quality and safe cornea, amniotic membrane, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal tissue transplants. Since the start, the development of tissue donation in Germany as well as supporting the tissue banks and transplantation centres have been the core…

SightLife: 50 Years of Transforming Lives

CEO
Organisation: SightLife

Our Beginning In 1969, the Northwest Lions in Seattle, WA founded an eye bank inspired by three people who wanted to help local citizens in need of a corneal transplant. At that time, the Northwest Lions Eye Bank was a volunteer-driven organization – proudly placing 40 corneas for transplant in the first year. Fast forward…

The Barcelona Principles now available in five languages

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

The Barcelona Principles are now available in Arabic, Chinese (simplified), French, Portuguese-Brazilian and Spanish (Latin). The Barcelona Principles are an agreement on the use of human donated tissue for ocular transplantation, research and future technologies. They wish to acknowledge IAPB member, the Centre for Eye Research Australia for overseeing the project, and for individual languages:…

Connect and Learn with IAPB this Autumn/Winter

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB

This Autumn/Winter IAPB are offering some exciting opportunities for members to connect and learn with experts from across the network. Also on offer are chances to input into IAPB’s World Sight Day Activities report and opportunities to speak to IAPB CEO Peter Holland. Drop in sessions with IAPB CEO Peter Holland IAPB CEO Peter Holland…

Eye Banking: SightLife’s Best Practices Guide

Director of Latin America Operations and Advocacy Program
Organisation: SightLife

Luis Perez, Director of Advocacy, Claire Bonilla, CEO and Josie Noah, Vice-President of the Global Program at SightLife on their recently released best practices guide. The global community has made steady advances in the drive to eliminate needless blindness over the last several decades. A key driver for this progress has been to engage national…

Global eyecare community unveil agreement for use of eye tissue

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Press Release Barcelona Thursday 14th June 2018: Yesterday, we unveiled the world’s first global Agreement on the use of donated human tissue for ocular transplantation, research, and future technologies. Named Barcelona Principles, the launch took place at an event hosted by Agreement Partners – including the IAPB, and local hosts – Centro de Barraquer Ophthalmology…