The Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) today announced its partnership with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) in support of the first national Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day USA on October 17, 2012. As a sponsor, MTF, the nation's leading tissue bank, joins the world's largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons, and BRA Day national spokesperson Jewel, in a campaign to support breast cancer survivors' right to be informed and to choose whether breast reconstruction following mastectomy is right for them.
Research shows that 7 out of 10 women diagnosed with breast cancer are not informed of their reconstructive options: in order to address this critical issue, the U.S. and 20 other countries will join together for BRA Day on October 17. BRA Day USA is an initiative designed to promote education, awareness and access regarding breast reconstruction following breast cancer surgery. MTF and over twenty of its tissue recovery partners are joining this collaborative effort with the ASPS and The PSF.