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Michael Henderson of the Indiana Lions Eye Bank and Alice Jenkins of Gift of Hope perform a ceremonial watering of one of the newly planted trees, meant to symbolize growth and hope.
DYER | In honor of organ, eye and tissue donors and recipients, Franciscan Alliance St. Margaret Health Dyer, in conjunction with Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network and the Indiana Lions Eye Bank, conducted a Donate Life Tree Planting Ceremony recently on the hospital grounds.
Linda Kraiko, senior director of patient services, hosted the event, which was presided over by the Rev. Henry Sequeira, hospital chaplain.
Diane Ranta, a registered nurse in the Same Day Surgery unit at the hospital, told the story of her recently deceased husband, Tom, who was able to extend his life thanks to a kidney and pancreas transplant he received.
“We see the last 13 years as a gift of another family’s love,” she said.
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Indiana Lions Eye & Tissue Transplant Bank
The Indiana Lions Eye & Tissue Transplant Bank is a non-profit corporation committed to helping those in need of eye & tissue transplantations.
We are the largest eye bank in the state and have been providing eye tissue for transplant since 1959.
A State Project of the Lions of Indiana, we are headquartered in Indianapolis with satellite office locations throughout the state providing a full range of transplant services.
Every year, with the assistance of our dedicated partners we help countless people regain their sight.
Celebrating 50 Years of Service!
"Since 1959, the Indiana Lions Eye & Tissue Transpant Bank has helped over 25 thousand individuals regain their vision through cornea transplants."
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