I’m excited about the network. The DGFG provides personnel support and information on all issues. For example, the quality management helped us a lot with the applications to change the approvals. The network has enormous knowledge and experience and offers an excellent platform for an exchange with other tissue banks.

Dr. rer. nat. Patrick MerzScientific director of the Lions Eye Bank at Heidelberg University Hospital

In 1999 the work of the corneal bank started at the University Hospital. Since 2015, the corneal bank at Heidelberg University Eye Hospital has been a Lions Eye bank. With the “Fight for Sight” program, Lions are committed to fighting preventable blindness. In 2018, the DGFG welcomed the Lions Eye Bank to its network.

Since 2018, the DGFG has also been supporting tissue donation at the University Hospital with DGFG coordinator Anna Rausch.

Contact

Head: Prof. Dr. med. Gerd U. Auffarth

Responsible person according to §20c: Dr. rer. nat. Patrick Merz

Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg – Lions Eye Bank

Im Neuenheimer Feld 400
69120 Heidelberg
Germany

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