TBI/Tissue Banks International is a non-profit, non-governmental network of eye and tissue banks and the largest provider of ocular tissue in the world. TBI started as a single eye bank in 1962, and has grown to a network that covers the United States and reaches around the globe. Each year, more than 130,000 TBI tissues are used in transplant surgery, with thousands more utilized in research and medical education.
TBI is a recognized innovator in the field of eye and tissue banking and has led advancements in recovery, processing, and distribution of allograft tissue.
The mission of TBI/Tissue Banks International is to relieve human suffering by facilitating the donation, retrieval, processing, and equitable distribution of corneal and other human cadaveric tissue for transplantation, research, education, and other medical needs worldwide.
To advance TBI as a premiere allograft tissue provider and a magnet for future innovations in biologics and tissue transplantation: a recognized leader in the field of tissue banking.
TBI is dedicated to enhancing the lives of others by:
- Providing quality tissue
- Caring for donor families and meeting community needs
- Emphasizing our commitment to our employees and volunteers who do this important work