IAPB Members Speak Out on COVID-19

Membership Services Manager
Organisation: IAPB
The current COVID-19 situation is effecting us in our home lives, and within our working lives through the projects that we are working on in order to help others. We have reached out to our members to ask them, how it is affecting their work. We hope to keep updating this page. SIGHTSAVERS Amid the…

Corneal donation in times of the COVID 19 pandemic

Managing Director
Organisation: German Society for Tissue Transplantation

March 2020, Hannover, Germany – Even in times of the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pandemic, the donation and transplantation of tissues such as the cornea of the eye can be carried out. With an adapted donor screening, further precautions and the commitment of about 80 employees, the German Society for Tissue Transplantation (DGFG) maintains the supply of safe…

Tackling corneal blindness needs skills, structures and sustainability

Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
Organisation: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gewebetransplantation gGmbH

How can eye banks and tissue donation organisations contribute to the prevention of avoidable blindness worldwide? This question was addressed by more than 300 tissue bank employees, doctors and scientists from over 30 countries at this year’s annual conference of the European Eye Bank Association, hosted by non-profit German Society for Tissue Transplantation (DGFG) in…

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…