Eye Bank of British Columbia - About Us - Vancouver Coastal Health

Eye Bank of British Columbia

About Us

The success of the Eye Bank, to meet the needs of those who are waiting, relies on the cooperation of hospital administrators, physicians, nurses, ancillary staff, and the donor families who give consent for donation.

We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are located at 855 West 12th Avenue in Vancouver in the Jim Pattison Pavilion - North Building of Vancouver General Hospital.

Statistics


YEAR
NUMBER OF DONORS
NUMBER OF CORNEA TRANSPLANTS
NUMBER OF SCLERA TRANSPLANTS
2007
527
520
240
2008
506
518
254
2009
507
731
278
2010
583
547
351
2011
622
749
267
2012
620
681
287
2013
626
679
277

Our Team


Medical Director ....................................

Sonia Yeung, M.D.

Deputy Medical Director ........................ Simon Holland, M.B.
Advisory Board  
VGH/UBC Head of Ophthalmology ......... David Maberley, M.D.
Eye Bank Staff  
Manager ................................................ Linda Wong
Chief Medical Technologist ..................... Ivan Yan
Transplant Coordinators .......................... Rick Farrer, Chris Frketich,
Brian Ha, Ari Rahmanian,
Teresa Haydamack,
Melissa Tautscher,
Shannon McQueen
Donor Development Liason ..................... Shannon Leonard
Quality Assurance Coordinator .............. Julie Frketich

As well, the Eye Bank has several on-call technicians who perform the donor screening and eye retrieval procedure in the greater Vancouver area and coordinate the eye donation process for the province.

The Eye Bank of British Columbia became a certified member of the Eye Bank Association of America in 1984 and has been re-certified in 1988, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, and 2013.

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