"Lions Gift of Sight" f.k.a. "Minnesota Lions Eye Bank"

January 3, 2018


On January 1, 2018, Minnesota Lions Eye Bank changed its organization name to Lions Gift of Sight! Several reasons compelled the change, including:

  • Minnesota Lions Eye Bank, now Lions Gift of Sight, serves a large area that is outside of Minnesota, and a name that is not state-specific will be more-inclusive of these areas.

  • The word "bank" often leads people to believe that we are involved in finance. The new name will not prompt the same misconceptions. 

  • As eye banks diversify, their services to surgeons include resources that do not fall under traditional "eye banking."

The Lions Gift of Sight relationship with the University of Minnesota and with Minnesota Lions club members is unaffected by the change. New name. New look. Same trusted service.

For more information about Lions Gift of Sight:


Jennifer J. Marshall, Communications Manager
Lions Gift of Sight (formerly Minnesota Lions Eye Bank)
1000 Westgate Drive - Suite 260
Saint Paul, MN  55114
612-626-6081 |  mader005@umn.edu


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