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Who We Are

The Global Alliance of Eye Bank Associations inc. is a collective, global organization established by the: Eye Bank Association of America, European Eye Bank Association, Association of Eye Banks of Asia, Eye Banks Association of Australia and New Zealand, Pan American Association of Eye Banks, and Eye Bank Association of India.

In 2012 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by representatives from these Associations with the intent to develop a peer body to support industry recommendations, best practice and the WHO’s Initiative for Medical Products of Human Origin, SDS/HIS (special Service Delivery) and  Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant tourism.

GAEBA Rules of Incorporation

Aim

The agreed aim of the Global Alliance is to collectively establish a cooperative alliance of the world’s leading Eye Bank Associations to achieve the following objectives:

Sharing of Best Practices and Guidelines

The Associations agree to facilitate active sharing of established eye banking best practices and procurement and medical guidelines including available information on education, training and research initiatives with the aim of ultimately harmonizing global practices of eye banking.

Sharing of Information on Scientific Meetings / Conferences / Workshops

The Associations agree to share information regarding upcoming scientific meetings / conferences / workshops to facilitate coordination of these activities, foster reciprocal participation and promote joint organization efforts of specific symposia and workshops whenever applicable.  The Associations will endeavor to cross-promote upcoming events through communication channels available to the individual Associations including but not limited to website, newsletters and other related publications.

Establishment of Worldwide Register of Eye Banks

The Associations will collectively establish a comprehensive register of eye banks worldwide with the goal of facilitating collection and publication of data pertaining to worldwide eye donation and ocular tissue transplantation activity.

Development and Promotion of Global Coding, Traceability Efforts and Bio-Vigilance Systems for Ocular Tissue

The Associations will undertake to collaboratively work on the development and promotion of global coding, traceability efforts and bio-vigilance systems for ocular tissue.

Provide Global Advocacy for Eye Donation and Eye Banking

The Associations agree to work closely together to address emerging and current challenges in eye donation and eye banking; positioning the Global Alliance of Eye Banks as the global advocate of eye donation and eye banking, and providing guidance and promotion of safe and ethical practices in the donation and transplantation of ocular tissue.

Founding Partner Representatives

 

Association of Eye Banks of Asia 

Professor Donald Tan and Pang Chia-Li

European Eye Bank Association

EO Gary Jones and CEBT Andrea Gareiss-Lok

Eye Bank Association of America

CEO Kevin P. Corcoran CAE and Dr David Glasser

Eye Bank Association of Australia and New Zealand 

Dr Graeme Pollock

Eye Bank Association of India

Professsor Radhika Tandon and Ganesh Ganapathy, ED

Pan American Association of Eye Banks 

Dr Enrique O. Graue-Hernández  and Professor Mark Mannis

Development 

Heather Machin, RN, MBA

 

Membership

Eye Banks who are existing members of partner Eye Bank Associations are automatically members of The Global Alliance. Your membership details will be forwarded to you from your association.

For further inquiry, please contact your regional representative association or the Global Alliance via info@gaeba.org