Each year during the holiday season, many of our partner hospitals host a candle lighting service for donor families and recipients to honor their heroes. Since 2020 we have chosen to honor the memory of our donors and share their stories virtually.
Simply submit your donor hero’s name and a quote, memory, or short message (optional), and we’ll feature them on our social media feed to celebrate their memory and gift of sight throughout December.
Submissions have closed for this year’s virtual ceremony. Thanks to all who participated.
If you have a longer message or story to share, please consider submitting it via our Share Your Story page to be featured on our website.
Donor families, recipients, and surgeons are invited to participate in this special event that honors the legacies of Eye Donors and celebrates the Gift of Sight.
Event includes admission to the museum, a donor memorial butterfly release ceremony, picnic lunch, family fun, crafts and activities, and more!
Interfaith Candlelight Vigil
Monday, November 7 • 6pm
St. Francis Xavier Church – 105 Vincent Ave., Metairie, LA
The Order of Saint Lazarus celebrates Louisiana organ donors and transplant recipients at this interfaith candlelight vigil. For more information or to RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504-558-8900.
Join ophthalmologists, eye bankers, corneal transplant recipients, and donor family members to support EBAA’s mission to restore sight through cornea donation and transplantation. Sponsored by Bausch + Lomb, EBAA is once again hosting our annual Run for Vision. Run or walk within your own community any time from through November 30 and submit your time online!
Monday, November 7 • 11am – 2pm
Ochsner Medical Center, 1514 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, LA 70121
Thursday, November 10 • 11am – 2pm
Christus Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital, 524 Dr. Michael DeBakey Dr., Lake Charles, LA 70601
Thursday, November 17 • 11am – 2pm
North Oaks Medical Center, 15837 Paul Vega MD Drive, Hammond 70403
Kendra Scott Donates To Southern Eye Bank on Purchases Made Nov. 12-13, 2022
Shopping for delicate, dynamic, and fine jewelry for birthdays, anniversaries, the holidays, or yourself? Consider shopping Kendra Scott Jewelry on November 12th and 13th, 2022.
November is Eye Donation Month! Kendra Scott is generously donating 20% of your purchase amount to Southern Eye Bank. Visit us in-store at Lakeside Mall in Metairie on November 12th from noon to 4pm to kick off the event, and shop anytime on November 12th or 13th and mention the Southern Eye Bank fundraiser to the salesperson. Or, shop online using giveback code GIVEBACK-CGWPY.
Donations go to support non-profit Southern Eye Bank’s mission to preserve and restore sight. Your support is crucial to us as Southern Eye Bank is one of the dwindling numbers of non-profit eye banks. Thank you for all you do!
The Gift of Sight Celebration is on for tomorrow— RAIN OR SHINE!
Saturday, November 5, 2022 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Louisiana Children’s Museum
at City Park 15 Henry Thomas Dr., New Orleans, LA 70124
Your ticket includes:
Free Admission to LCM at City Park (limited tickets)
Donor Memorial Butterfly Release Ceremony
Crafts & Activities
Tickets for friends of Southern Eye Bank are $30 per person. T-shirts may be pre-ordered for $15 each or $20 each for sizes 3X-5X (limited supply available for purchase during the event). All proceeds from t-shirt sales fund the Gift of Sight Celebration. Children under 12 months old attend for free.
The Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) wants to see things from your unique point of view! This year’s Share Your View photo contest celebrates the new perspective on life that corneal transplant recipients experience from having their sight restored and the change in viewpoint donor families express when the loss of a loved one also gives someone else the opportunity to see the world anew.
This year’s theme is A New View, and the contest is open to corneal transplant recipients, donor families, and corneal surgeons. To enter, snap a photo of a view that makes you cherish the gift of sight and submit the photo to the Share Your View entry page by September 15, 2022. The winners will be featured in the EBAA’s social media campaign for Eye Donation Month in November and receive prizes (to be announced soon)!
Join Southern Eye Bank for an evening of bowling, zydeco music and dancing, delicious local fare, spirited competition, and prizes while raising funds to increase awareness about corneal blindness and eye donation!
Thursday, September 15
7pm – 9pm
Rock ‘n’ Bowl
3000 S. Carrollton Ave. • New Orleans, LA 70118
Lane assignments at 6:45pm
$275 for a team (6 players max)
$45 per person ($35 non-bowlers)
Bowling & Shoe Rental
Soda, Wine & Beer
Food Rock ‘n’ Bowl is serving up perfectly fried seafood, buffalo wings, pizza, mozzarella sticks, shrimp remoulade, and chicken & sausage jambalaya.
Thank you for your interest, but the position has been filled.
In this role, you will be responsible for coordinating the donation of ocular tissue through comprehensive medical screenings, discussing donation options with potential donor families, and managing tissue recovery logistics with various organizations.
In this role, you will:
Assess donation potential by critically reviewing the patient’s clinical course and health history; this is done through the use of working directly with hospital nurses and physicians in a professional, efficient, and precise manner.
Conduct sensitive, informational discussions with potential donor families regarding tissue donation options for their loved ones.
Advocate for donation while communicating with partner organizations and donor families.
Coordinate logistics for all Donor Operations activity including creatively addressing barriers & navigating complex timelines.
Work with other employees to increase efficiency in the workplace.
Continually monitor research requests to meet distribution needs for research tissue.
Complete continuous training requirements to maintain proficiency and improve performance in a rapidly changing work environment.
Design and execute on projects as needed. Actively participate in other projects and duties as assigned.
Ensure all applicable FDA, EBAA, and state regulatory policies are followed.
Ability to assist in daily/nightly laboratory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
High-level oral and written communication skills and interacts effectively with all Eye Bank staff
Effectively communicate and collaborate with peers while developing a positive work environment
Ambitiously improves self and has the ability to facilitate self-directed learning
Experience with computer data bases and data entry
Able to interpret and follow written direction
Ability to work long hours, nights, weekends and holidays. At times may be asked to fill in various open shifts that could also include days.
Position is 12 hour shift work over night (6 PM-6 AM)
Location of the position is Metairie, LA
Education and/or Equivalent Experience
High School or equivalent.
Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred.
Relevant educational or work experience preferred.
What is your job title? I am a recovery technician.
How long have you worked for SEB?
I have worked at SEB for a year as of yesterday!
How does your work help donation?
I help with donation by procuring the eye tissue of generous donors with the upmost care to be used for transplant and research.
Why is your work important to you?
My work is important to me because every time I go in, I know I will be impacting the lives of at least two families and hope that I further both of their journeys to healing.