Mason Trust Awards Transplant Center Grant

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The Carlos and Marguerite Mason Trust awarded $1.1 million to the Emory Transplant Center to help low-income Georgians gain access to the best transplantation care. Of the total, $500,000 will go to the clinical program, and $600,000 will go to research. The trust has supported the center for eighteen years.

Because of circumstances unique to transplantation, a majority of patients face extraordinary fiscal challenges.

“The Mason Trust’s long-term support of our center has been and continues to be invaluable. Without it, we could not offer life-saving transplantation care to Georgians who need it most but who are least able to pay for it,” says Christian Larsen, founding holder of the Carlos and Marguerite Mason Chair in Transplantation, director of the Emory Transplant Center, and chair of the Department of Surgery.

In keeping with the Mason Trust’s mission “to improve the process of organ transplantation for needy Georgia residents,” these funds will help close the wide deficit created by Emory’s offering of direct charitable care and transplantation services to Georgians in need.

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