KeraLink International, founded in 1962, started as a single eye bank in Baltimore, Maryland. Formerly known as TBI/Tissue Banks International, KeraLink International has been serving surgeons and their patients in need for more than fifty years as a world leader in the fight against corneal blindness. More than a quarter of a million patients can see today as a direct result of our work and the selfless gift of donation. We are intimately involved in all aspects of the transplant loop and proud of our ongoing engagement with donor families, surgeons, and recipients.
In December 2016, Tissue Banks International underwent a rebranding and officially became KeraLink International. We are now moving forward with a new look, new name, and new leadership, but are retaining the same core values and commitment we have always had to achieve our mission of reversing corneal blindness globally through transplantation. KeraLink International is forging new partnerships and pursuing new strategies to impact even more lives.
KeraLink International is a nonprofit, non-governmental network of eye banks and related programs committed to reversing corneal blindness wherever it exists. We do this by investing in world-class facilities, medical education, collaboration with other members of the transplant community, creative development campaigns and cutting-edge research, as well as by providing charitable tissue both domestically and internationally to patients in need each year. We are proud that our partnerships with multiple Organ Procurement Organizations and other eye banks allow us extend our reach even more.
With our seven centers strategically located throughout the United States, we are uniquely positioned to process and deliver the highest quality donor tissue where it’s most needed. At the same time, we support the development and maintenance of eye banks around the world, so they can do the same thing for their communities.
Donor families. State-of-the-art eye banks. Committed surgeons. Innovative research. Financial supporters. All of these are the critical links needed to make the blind see again. We are KeraLink International.