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Media Contact: Holly Korschun 20 January 2004    
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Mason Trust Awards $1.8 Million to Emory Transplant Center
The Carlos and Marguerite Mason Trust has awarded $1.8 million to Emory University in an effort to ensure access to advanced care for all Georgians in need of organ transplantation. The award will fund the Mason Transplant Outpatient Clinic at Emory University, a comprehensive transplant outpatient clinic located within Emory University Hospital.

"The Mason Trust Clinic will greatly benefit all our current adult and pediatric transplant patients and provide us the opportunity to offer access to the most advanced transplant care to all Georgians needing organ transplantation," said Christian P. Larsen, MD, DPhil, the Carlos and Marguerite Mason Professor of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine and Director of the Emory Transplant Center.

"Transplantation requires a lifetime commitment and relationship on behalf of transplant patients and their families, the medical institution, and transplant faculty and staff," Dr. Larsen said. "The Mason Transplant Clinic will allow us to evaluate all our patients in an outpatient setting, provide critical education to our patients and families, and deliver quality follow-up care for both children and adults."

The new interdisciplinary clinic will provide patients with team-oriented care and the opportunity to receive treatment from nephrologists, hepatologists, surgeons, cardiologists, dermatologists, psychiatrists, infectious disease specialists, nurse coordinators, patient educators, social workers, and nutritionists.

"The Mason Transplant Outpatient Clinic will allow many more Georgians access to lifesaving organ transplants and to advanced, multidisciplinary follow-up care," said Beverly Blake of Wachovia Bank, trustee of the Mason Trust. "We believe this enhanced facility will be a legacy for future generations of physicians and patients."

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