Bylaws: Article II

PURPOSES

SECTION 1. The purposes of the Society shall be:

To promote and encourage education and research with respect to the science and clinical practice of organ and tissue transplantation and immunology.

To provide a forum for the exchange of scientific information related to the science and clinical practice of organ and tissue transplantation and immunology.

To provide for physicians, surgeons, scientists and allied health professionals interested in the science and clinical practice of organ and tissue transplantation and immunology an effective, unified and authoritative voice in dealing with other governmental, medical, professional and private agencies and organizations.

To advocate for the field of transplantation and patients and to enhance patient care.

SECTION 2. The Society shall collaborate with existing public and private organizations to promote and encourage education and research in the science and clinical practice of organ and tissue transplantation and assist in the coordination of efforts or the formulation of programs by physicians, surgeons, scientists, and transplant professionals which will provide maximal efficiency and optimal benefit to recipients of tissue or organ 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. If the Society should be dissolved, the Council shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all of the liabilities of the Society, dispose of the assets of the Society exclusively for the purposes of the Society, or contribute them to such organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational 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).

SECTION 5. No activities may be conducted by the Society, its officers or Members, which are not permitted to be carried on:

by a corporation exempt from Federal income tax under Section (501) (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or successor regulation), or

by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under Section (170) (c) (2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or successor regulation), or

by a corporation incorporated pursuant to the provision of the Non-Profit Corporation Law of the State of Iowa.

 

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