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GAEBA Membership

GAEBA welcomes Associations and organizations engaged in the eye banking, eye tissue and eye care fields to join The Association.
Options are for Sector Membership or Peer Membership
Membership is not available for individuals.

Sector Membership

For associations/organizations that are involved in the donation, procurement, transfer, testing, processing, preservation, storage, allocation and distribution of human ocular tissue.

There are 3 types of Sector Membership. They are:

  Partner Organizations Eye Bank Associations Individual Organizations
Description

Membership is automatic to GAEBA to organizations that are members of GAEBA Partner Associations. Participation is through their Representative Association. Their Association acts on their behalf.

See existing partnership list on: https://www.gaeba.org/about-gaeba/

Membership of Eye Bank Associations, that are not already GAEBA partners

Organizations that reside in locations not covered by GAEBA existing Partner Associations may apply to join GAEBA directly as an individual member. 

Organizations that are members of existing GAEBA Partner organizations, that wish to be more involved in global activities, may apply as an individual member.

Action If you want to get involved, please contact your Association Representative. Contact GAEBA
(info@gaeba.org)
Please follow the instructions in the information below.
Fee No fee determined upon application See the benefit table.
 

Peer Membership

For associations/organizations that are not involved in the donation, procurement, transfer, testing, processing, preservation, storage, allocation and distribution of human ocular tissue (e.g. humanitarian organizations, hospitals, universities and research institutes).

Action Please follow the instructions in the information below.
Fee See the benefit table.

Information

  1. Organizations wishing to become a member must:
    a) receive endorsement by an existing GAEBA Founding Partner or their national/regional ophthalmological society or 2 existing Members
    b) demonstrate as least 12 months as an established not-for-profit organization;
  2. Organizations must be non-profit.
  3. Organizations must abide by the GAEBA Rules of Incorporation and the standards and values detailed in The Barcelona Principles and the WHO’s Guiding Principles for Cells, Tissues and Organs (WHA63.22).
  4. GAEBA’s fee structure is based on the size/number of employees of the organization (being < 50 staff classified as small-medium; and > 50 staff considered as large), and the per capita income grouping of the organization’s country of registration, in accordance with the World Bank Country and Lending Group Classification System.
  5. Membership fees for organizations that work across multiple-countries will be based on the location of their primary place of registration (e.g. their headquarters).
  6. Organizations seeking membership must complete the GAEBA Membership Application Form and Code of Conduct Form. They must provide a copy of their latest annual report and Financial Statement. Additionally, Associations must provide a copy of their Rules of Incorporation or similar.

Applications will be reviewed by the GAEBA Executive. GAEBA may contact the applicants endorsing organization to confirm their endorsement of the applicant. Applicants will be notified of the outcome. GAEBA will not provide an explanation for their decision, and their decision is final. Successful applicants will be provided with an invoice to conduct the funds transfer prior to commencement of their membership. Please submit your application, or for further questions, to our Chair Heather Machin: