EBAA champions the restoration of sight through core services to its members which advance donation, transplantation and research in their communities and throughout the world.
Around the world there are an estimated 12 million individuals suffering from poor vision or blindness that could be corrected by corneal transplant. Our mission is to restore sight worldwide.
Corneal transplants are made possible by donated ocular tissue from deceased individuals. While these people are often referred to as “eye donors”, they typically only provide their corneas – the clear, dome-shaped surface covering the front of the eye. Although technology is rapidly developing, artificial corneas are not available for transplantation; the gift of sight depends upon the altruistic donation of corneas from one human to another. Learn more about eye donation and how almost anyone can be a donor regardless of religion, blood type, age, eye color, or vision quality.
The vision of EBAA is the restoration of sight worldwide.
Serving its membership by promoting tissue safety, setting medical standards, promoting effective business practices, and providing professional development that advance our mission.
Supporting an environment where members work together to solve common challenges by sharing ideas and helping each other meet the needs of the communities we serve.
Fostering expansive and creative approaches to eye banking and demonstrating dedication to continuous improvement.
Communicating with governmental agencies, corporate entities and stakeholders through innovative and forward-thinking exploration to advance the restoration of sight.
Honoring its members through recognition and respect for the services they provide.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
EBAA recognizes the strength and value that comes from diversity. We strive to foster an association-wide culture which embraces differences and creates a safe space for all voices to be heard, acknowledged, and respected.