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Robert V. Austin Tunes In On The Eye Bank Network With His Ham Radio, March 1964

Robert V. Austin Tunes In On The Eye Bank Network With His Ham Radio, March 1964 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, April 1, 1964
Caption
RADIO WORKS FOR SIGHT: Robert V. Austin, 305 Wilton, tunes in on the Eye Bank Network, manned by about 50 ham radio operators in as many cities. The network aids in the rapid transfer of eyes from eye banks that have surpluses to hospitals in need of eyes for operations. The radio network makes it possible to transfer eyes from one city to another within a matter of hours. Time is the most important factor in many eye operations, some having to be made within 24 hours to have a chance for success. Austin, an Eye Bank Network operator for about two months, has already been instrumental in transferring a pair of eyes from the Michigan Eye Collection Center at University Hospital to Omaha.

Lions Band Will Promote Aid To Blind

Lions Band Will Promote Aid To Blind image
Parent Issue
Day
3
Month
May
Year
1962
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Mary Hubbell, Frances Staffan, & Margaret Gillen, Work In The Michigan Eye Collection Center Office, March 1965

Mary Hubbell, Frances Staffan, & Margaret Gillen, Work In The Michigan Eye Collection Center Office, March 1965 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 4, 1965
Caption
Names of more than 12,000 Michigan citizens who have pledged use of their eyes after death so that someone else may see are kept at the Center. Mrs. Mary F. Hubbell (left) is office secretary. Two members of the Numa Club, the Lions' "auxiliary," Mrs. Frank Staffan (center) and Mrs. John W. Gillen help file donor pledges and answer requests for them. Ann Arbor also has a ham radio "station" on a national network which twice a day coordinates the supply and demand for eyes to be used in corneal transplants. Robert V. Austin operates the station here.

S. D. Jones Will Head Lions Club

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Parent Issue
Day
19
Month
June
Year
1951
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Robert Austin, Dr. Ted Hunter, & Dr. John Henderson Discuss The Michigan Eye Bank At An Ann Arbor Lions Club Event, July 1964

Robert Austin, Dr. Ted Hunter, & Dr. John Henderson Discuss The Michigan Eye Bank At An Ann Arbor Lions Club Event, July 1964 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 21, 1964
Caption
DISCUSSING EYE BANKS: Dr. Ted Hunter of the University of Iowa (center), president of the Eye Bank Association of America, discusses Ann Arbor's eye bank at U-M Medical Center with its director, Dr. John Henderson (right), preliminary to his talk before Ann Arbor Lions yesterday. Robert V. Austin (left) operates the local station on a national amateur radio network for exchanging eye bank information.