(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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