Fond du Lac Evening Lions
District 27-B1

 

Tissue Transporter

Six of our members volunteer their time, car and gas to transport eye tissue to our Wisconsin Lions Eye Bank in Madison.  After the eyes are processed, the corneas are then driven to clinics and hospitals in the Fox River Valley and beyond to doctors who transplant them into patients.  We are part of a state-wide transport team that brings donated eyes to the Eye Bank in Madison.  Fond du Lac is a hub with eyes coming from east central Wisconsin.  Our members take them to Beaver Dam where another Lion finishes the last leg of the journey.  Corneas are then brought to Fond du Lac where our members transport them to Berlin, Sheboygan, Appleton, Neenah and Two Rivers.

The highest honor that the Eye Bank can bestow a Lion or Lioness is the Knight of Sight Fellowship, which is a $1,000 donation, paid for by the member's club, to the fund that operates the eye bank.  Eight Fond du Lac Evening Lions are Knight of Sight Fellows: Wayne Bargenquast, Ed Barnes, Frank Bartzen, Betty Clausen, Thomas Clausen, Gary Colton, Orv Doede and Erv Karls.

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