News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 26 No. 84 2013. December 20, 2013

Eye banks develop a global alliance

The new Global Alliance of Eye Bank Associations aims to share knowledge and expertise, best practice guidelines, and information on scientific meetings and educational events. It also aims to establish a worldwide register of eye banks and develop global coding that will improve the traceability of donor materials. The Global Alliance of Eye Bank Associations is formed of the Eye Bank Association of America, the European Eye Bank Association, the Association of Eye Banks of Asia, the Eye Banks Association of Australia and New Zealand, the Pan American Association of Eye Banks and the Eye Banks Association of India.

If you work for an eye bank that is not currently a member of one of these associations, then the Global Alliance would like to hear from you. Please contact the Project Offi cer, Heather Machin. Email: heather.machin@unimelb.com.au Tel: +61 3 9929 8377 Fax: +61 3 9929 8711 Visit www.gaeba.org

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