Employee Spotlight: Alyson Ronan

 

Say hello to Alyson Ronan…

Alyson Ronan Employee SpotlightWhat is your job title?
Lab Coordinator

How long have you worked for SEB?
I have worked for Southern Eye Bank for 5 wonderful years.

How does your work help donation?
As a lab coordinator I am able to review the social and medical history of the donor in order to verify the gifts that were donated can be used for transplant into a recipient. I also evaluate the donor tissue and process it for surgical use for the surgeons. All of my day-to-day responsibilities are to make sure that we handle the donor gifts in a respectable manner and place them with the most suitable recipient to ensure a successful transplant.

Why is your work important to you?
It is an honor to be able to work for Southern Eye Bank because I am able to give the donor family a sense of closure and ability to know their loved one has given a very special gift of sight to a recipient. I am also able to give a recipient a chance to see the world around them again. I am just a small piece of the big puzzle to give the gift of sight. I find that my life is so much more enriched from my career and being able to help others.