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
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 (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.
Either at your local DMV or online, registering as an organ donor is easy.
When you sign up to be an organ donor, you can change lives for the better. Plus, it’s fast and easy. Here are all the ways you can do it if you live in Louisiana.
The Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) is federally mandated to manage Louisiana’s organ recovery and allocation program. The non-profit agency focuses on educating the medical community and the general public about organ and tissue donation issues, works with families through the donation process, recovers donated organs and tissue, and places the organs and tissue for transplant. You can join the Louisiana Donor Registry online through the LOPA website.
Another place you can register online is through DMV.org (it’s also a treasure trove of general facts about organ donation, debunking donation myths, and local resources).
You can register to become an organ donor in person at your local LA OMV office. Just let the person processing your application know that you want to register as an organ donor. This works both to applying for and renewing your driver’s license.
No access to the computer or can’t travel to a DMV? No problem. You can call LOPA toll-free at 1-800-521-4483 to join the organ donor database for the state of Louisiana.
Taking It to the National Level
Not in LA or moving out of state soon? The national registry database Organize.org will let you update/change your organ donor status and carry your registration from state to state. If you are not in Louisiana (or soon won’t be), you can also register for organ donation here.
About Organ Donation in Louisiana
You can find a ton more information about organ donation in LA at the resources mentioned above, but here are a quick few facts:
Your registration is legally binding. Per Louisiana’s Anatomical Gift Act, Louisiana is a first-person consent registry state, which means that your decision about donating is legally binding. That’s why it’s important to discuss your wishes with your family to ensure everyone is informed and on the same page.
Parental consent may be needed. There are no age limitations on who can participate in the organ donation program in Louisiana, but parental consent is required for minors under 18.
You or your family won’t pay any donation expenses. There are no fees for signing up to be an organ donor, and your family won’t be responsible for paying any medical costs related to your donation. The organ transplant program will pay all donation expenses.
Due to COVID-19, many of our community events for 2021 have been redesigned as virtual events. Please join us as we continue to honor those who have shared the Gift of Sight.
EBAA Run for Vision 2021
November 1 – 30
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 their annual Run for Vision virtually from your home any time in November.
Kendra Scott Donates To Southern Eye Bank on Purchases Made Nov. 18-19, 2021
Shopping for delicate, dynamic, and fine jewelry for birthdays, anniversaries, the holidays, or yourself? Consider shopping Kendra Scott Jewelry on November 18th or 19th, 2021.
November is Eye Donation Month! Kendra Scott is generously donating 20% of your purchase amount to Southern Eye Bank when you use the code GIVEBACK-AGDKU at checkout on November 18th and 19th, 2021. OR shop in-store from 5-7pm on November 18th and mention the code to the salesperson.
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!
Please accept our heartfelt thanks for all you are doing during this trying time. Your compassion and dedication are changing the world.
As Louisiana is still facing the many challenges of COVID, we know that our dedicated doctors, nurses, and hospital staff are working tirelessly on the front lines. Southern Eye Bank will be delivering goody bags and notes to support local medical workers, and we’d like your help! Please take a moment to submit a message of thanks to the hospitals and staff who tackle incredible tasks each and every day, especially during this pandemic. We’ll share these messages on Facebook and Instagram in hopes to uplift our amazing healthcare heroes!