Ybor City, Fla. (July 25, 2023) – Rebekah Nault, the Director of Business Development for KUDUCOM™ and Immediate Past Chair of the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce (STCOC) Executive Committee got up close and personal with a sit-down fireside chat with Jason Woody for a group of invite-only attendees comprised of the Chamber’s Chairman’s Circle and Trustee Members.
According to Woody, it all starts with organ, eye, and tissue donation. “After more than 30+ years of serving the organization, as much as we grow, ‘everything’ we do rotates around the donors and their families, and equally, the recipients and their families. We collectively serve as stewards of a very special gift.”
A large part of the discussion focused not only on the rich history of Lions World Vision Institute (formerly Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research), but the recent acquisition and renaming after joining forces with SightLife US Eye Bank in Seattle to become the world’s largest combined non-profit research center, eye bank operation, and distributor of novel tissue processing techniques and services.
Woody concluded, “We recognize the incredible generosity of tissue donors and their families. In honor of the donor, we offer a variety of programs to provide support to the families and celebrate the life of their loved one. Lions World Vision Institute recovered tissue from more than 10,000 cornea donors and 650 tissue donors in 2022, restoring sight and enhancing the lives of over 20,000 people throughout the United States and in over 75 countries around the world through transplantation. You can save and transform lives by registering to be an organ, eye and tissue donor today.”
In support of their client and fellow Kudu Nault, KUDUCOM’s SVP of Sales James Neely and Solution Specialist Whitney Olive attended the event.