KeraLink International, formerly Tissue Banks International, was founded as the Medical Eye Bank of Maryland with a grant from The American Legion in 1962.
Based out of the same location as our headquarters, our Mid-Atlantic location in Baltimore oversees the organization’s administrative functions and serves the state of Maryland and District of Columbia's needs for ocular recovery, processing, and distribution.
In collaboration with the Living Legacy Foundation and the Washington Regional Transplant Community, local organ procurement organizations, we motivate citizens in the Mid-Atlantic region to become donors and support the community’s need for ocular tissue.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016; Baltimore, Maryland – TBI/ Tissue Banks International is pleased to announce the appointment of internationally renowned corneal surgeon, Esen K. Akpek, M.D., as its new National Medical Director. As TBI’s National Medical Director, Dr. Akpek will Chair TBI’s Quality Review Committee, as well as have a key role in advising TBI regarding innovative research that TBI should support to advance the treatment of corneal blindness globally.