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Article 2: Purposes

SECTION 1. The Society shall promote and encourage education and research with respect to organ and tissue transplantation so as to facilitate progress in the saving of lives and/or enhancing the quality of lives of patients afflicted with end stage organ failure.

SECTION 2. The Society shall collaborate with existing public and private organizations to promote and encourage education and research in Transplantation and will participate and assist in the coordination of efforts or formulation of programs by all surgeons, physicians, scientists, agencies and health personnel which will provide maximal efficiency and optimal benefit to recipients of transplants.

SECTION 3. The Society will receive, use, hold and apply funds, gifts, bequests and endowments or the proceeds thereof to any of the purposes described herein.

SECTION 4. Upon the dissolution of the corporation, the Council shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all of the liabilities of the corporation, dispose of all of the assets of the corporation exclusively for the purposes of the corporation in such manner, or to such organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization or organizations under Section (501) (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) as the Council shall determine.

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