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Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Steps Up to Support Breast Reconstruction Awareness Campaign
MTF Lends Support for Fourth Consecutive Year

Edison, NJ, and Boston – MTF, the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, a non-profit service organization dedicated to providing clinically sound, safe allograft tissue, today announced its support for the Breast Reconstruction Awareness Campaign of The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) as a Gold sponsor of the organization. For four consecutive years MTF has supported the Breast Reconstruction Awareness Campaign, which supports surgical care expenses for women seeking breast reconstructive surgery who are in financial need.

The MTF gift will support the breast reconstruction awareness campaign to raise awareness about the need, through outreach, educate women on their breast reconstruction options, and provide funds to organizations who provide charity care.

Breast reconstructive surgery can often accelerate the physical and emotional recovery from breast cancer. However, women with a financial need may not be aware of the full spectrum of possible treatment once they are diagnosed with breast cancer.

"Many uninsured and underinsured women diagnosed with breast cancer are unaware of post-mastectomy reconstructive options," said Nicholas B. Vedder, MD, FACS, president of The Plastic Surgery Foundation. "The goal of the Breast Reconstruction Awareness Campaign is to help women gain access to vital health care services they may otherwise be unable to afford, and MTF is an invaluable partner in that effort."

"MTF is proud to once again join forces with The ASPS and The PSF to sponsor Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day," said MTF Executive VP of Sales and Marketing, Tom Shaffer. "BRA Day is grounded in the same principles on which MTF was founded; educating and enriching the lives of patients and the surgical community. Our sponsorship of BRA Day 2015 further solidifies our support of breast reconstruction patients and the surgeons, nurses, and other medical professionals who serve them."

About The PSF

The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF), founded in 1948, supports research, international volunteer programs and visiting professor programs. The foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life of patients through research and development. The PSF accomplishes its mission by providing invaluable support to the research of plastic surgery sciences through a variety of grant programs. The PSF works in concert with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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