Marrow Donors and Recipients Ask Congress to Support Marrow and Cord Blood Transplantation

Posted May 27th, 2010 by Be The Match and filed in Donor Stories
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More than 60 adult donors, transplant recipients, family members and medical professionals from 25 states met with lawmakers and staff on Capitol Hill today to urge Congress for increased federal funding to grow and diversify the national registry of adult donors and publicly available cord blood units as part of the C.W. Bill Young Transplantation Program (Program) and the National Cord Blood Inventory
(NCBI).  The advocates, participating in the visits as part of the National Marrow Donor Program’s (NMDP) 2010 Legislative Day, also asked for Congress’ continued support to increase marrow and cord blood transplants in the United States by reauthorizing the Program and the NCBI this year.

“With increasing numbers of Americans in need of bone marrow and cord blood transplants each year, reauthorization of the Program and the NCBI and additional funding for the Program, are critical to expand access to transplant for all Americans,” said Jeffrey W. Chell, M.D., chief executive officer of the NMDP. “In order to grow the national registry, Congress must reauthorize the Program this year; the time to act is now.”

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One Response to “Marrow Donors and Recipients Ask Congress to Support Marrow and Cord Blood Transplantation”

  1. Limitless Opportunities Online says:

    Wow nice post..I liked reading it..Thanks for the link!

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