Since 1978, KeraLink Southeast/The Medical Eye Bank of Florida in Orlando has been supporting the region’s need for ocular tissue. We offer comprehensive resources for grieving donor families, transplant patients, and surgeons locally and nationally, as well as to numerous partner eye banks that we support throughout the world. This location operates a full-service eye bank: recovering, processing, and distributing ocular tissue throughout the region and beyond.
Our staff is heavily invested in community outreach to increase awareness about organ, eye, and tissue donation and to encourage registration with Florida’s Joshua Abbott Organ and Tissue Donor Registry and the National Donor Registry.
We work closely with hospitals and donation partners to provide education about the referral and donation process and to maximize all opportunities for eye and cornea donation so more people can experience the Gift of Sight.
We provide bereavement and recognition services for donor and donor families and spearhead a Gift of Sight Donation Quilt Program to showcase the lives and legacies of cornea donor’s and their families throughout Central Florida. These beautiful quilts, lovingly designed and created by donor families and volunteers in the community, are a tremendous source of inspiration and hope to those considering donation and to those whose lives have been forever changed by corneal transplantation.
As partners with Donate Life Florida, KeraLink also works to promote and recognize national donation observances including National Donate Life Month, National Minority Donor Awareness Week, and National Donor Sabbath; as well as support outreach through Florida’s tax collector and driver’s license offices.
KeraLink Southeast, a division of KeraLink International hosted their fifth annual donor quilt dedication ceremony to honor the generous donors who have given the gift of sight to those suffering with corneal blindness and vision issues throughout the world. Families from all over Central Florida and beyond came together to celebrate the lives their loved ones lived and the gifts they provided others through their cornea donation.
KeraLink Southeast, a division of KeraLink International was proud to host the AATB Communications Committee during their recent visit to Orlando for the American Association of Tissue Banks Annual Meeting. The committee toured KeraLink Southeast’s Eye Banking Center and was introduced to all of the components of eye banking and corneal recovery. Hospital Development, Recovery and Technical staff were on hand to showcase the work that is done to bring the gift of sight to people in Central Florida and beyond.
Orlando, FL; June 20, 2017 – KeraLink Southeast, a division of KeraLink International, hosted their 3rd annual tour and teach in with the Central Florida Area Health Education Center’s (AHEC) Health Careers Cam
Through the sponsorship of KeraLink Southeast, local teacher and cornea donor Kristin Koch will be immortalized in flowers as a floragraph participant on the parade float, which will sail down the streets of Pasadena during the 128th Rose Parade® presented by Honda on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 8 a.m. (PST).