News

October, 2014


Donate Life

San Antonio Eye Bank has collaborated with local Donate Life partners to host a special Lunch and Learn Panel Presentation of the 5th Quarter on Monday, October 27th, in commemoration of the upcoming National Donor Sabbath.

It is our hope to empower and educate faith community leaders, clergy and professionals on organ, eye and tissue donation and provide insight on how faith leaders can support families facing organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

If you are unable to attend the workshop, we encourage you to review the Donor Sabbath introduction and response form documents, as well as the Donor Sabbath PowerPoint slide and bulletin insert, to learn how you can participate in this national endeavor at your House of Worship.

2014 Lunch and Learn Presentation of the 5th Quarter - Event Flyer

Donor Sabbath Introduction and Response Form

Donor Sabbath PowerPoint Slide and Bulletin Insert

November, 2014



Dia de los Muertos
November 2nd - Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead or All Souls Day) is a holiday that originated in Mexico that is celebrated in cities and countries all over the world. The holiday focuses on remembering deceased loved one's.

Since 2011, San Antonio Eye Bank has partnered with the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center to offer a memorial celebration to the families of donors that have given the Gift of Sight through cornea donation.

2014 SAEB Bridging Lives Altar, DDLM Celebration - Flyer


August, 2014


National Minority Donor Awareness Week

National Minority Donor Awareness Week, celebrated annually on August 1-7, is a nationwide observance to educate minorities of the desperate need for donation and transplantation within the multicultural community and empower individuals of all ethnic backgrounds to designate their decision to Donate Life. 

2014 Multicultural Dessert Tasting & Donor Registry Drive - Event Flyer

March, 2014

Join San Antonio Eye Bank in celebrating March: National Eye Donor Month
Visit our Gift of Sight Booth at the 2014 Low Vision Expo.

2014 Gift of Sight Booth - Low Vision Expo - Event Flyer


Grief Journey: Using Crative Arts to Heal and Remember
Free Bereavement Workshops

March 11 - San Antonio

March 18 - Laredo



Leon Valley Public Library Celebrates Eye Donor Month

Gift of Sight Memorial Quilts Displayed

August, 2013

National Minority Donor Awareness Week, celebrated annually on August 1-7, is a nationwide observance to educate minorities of the desperate need for donation and transplantation within the multicultural community and empower individuals of all ethnic backgrounds to designate their decision to Donate Life.

2013 Multicultural Potluck & Donor Registry Drive - Event Flyer

Radio Interview/PSA - Featuring Donor Wife, Tina Marie Mireles - PART 1

Radio Interview/PSA - Featuring Donor Wife, Tina Marie Mireles - PART 2

March, 2013

Join San Antonio Eye Bank and Dr. Maverick of Focal Point Vision in the Donate Life: Flags Across America crusade. Ice cream and cookie social to follow.

Friday, March 15, 2013 1:30 pm Focal Point Vision 4775 Hamilton Wolfe Rd. San Antonio, TX

Donate Life: Flags Across America crusade - Event Flyer

English (FOX News)

Pleasanton Express (Article)

December, 2012

Thanks to TBI/Tissue Banks International, the San Antonio Eye Bank became a Floragraph sponsor in the 2013 Donate Life Float "Journeys of the Heart" Featured on the Floragraph (floral portrait) was deceased Veteran, Robert Barrentine. Robert's wife, Michelle, along with RNs from Baptist Medical Center put the finishing touches on the Floragraph before it was shipped to California and placed on the Donate Life Float.

English (WOAI and News)

October, 2012

The San Antonio Eye Bank was one of the organizational members, key to hosting the 15th Annual Vital Alliance Donate Life Run/Walk. The 15th Celebration featured a Dove Release in honor of South Texas organ, cornea and tissue donors. Over 800 Donate Life professionals, donor families, transplant recipients, and advocates participated in the event.

English (KSAT News)

August, 2010

The San Antonio Eye Bank recently celebrated the lives of those who gave the gift of sight, which included the display of our donor family quilt and cornea recipient testimonials. Donor families and cornea recipients joined together to memorialize their loved ones. See video here:

English (NBC -WOAI News)
Spanish (Univision)

October, 2009

The San Antonio Eye Bank participated in the 12th Annual Vital Alliance 5K Run/Walk on October 24. Staff, supporters, donor families, and recipients joined together with other local transplant organizations to raise awareness of the importance of the gift of eye and tissue donation. See photos from the event here:
http://www.vitalalliancetexas.org/2009runwalkpics.html

August, 2009

The San Antonio Eye Bank recently celebrated the lives of those who gave the gift of sight a recent Donor Memorial, which included the display of our donor family quilt. Donor families and cornea recipients joined together to memorialize their loved ones. See video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW8U4tRCOg0

July, 2009

In July, the San Antonio Eye Bank recognized University Hospital as the 2008 Hospital of the Year. The SAEB recognized University Hospital for its outstanding support of eye and corneal donation that led to 75 individuals for giving the gift of sight. See video from the recognition ceremony here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhbfEaIlZ-Q