Bilirakis files lifesaving bill to fight blood cancers

Bilirakis files lifesaving bill to fight blood cancers

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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October 21, 2019

With the U.S. Congress being as divided as it is, some House members are looking past partisanship and are working together to file legislation that benefits all Americans, regardless of political and ideological affiliation.

Florida Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R), the co-chair of the Congressional Caucus to Cure Blood Cancers and Other Blood Disorders, introduced the Timely Re-Authorization of Necessary Stem-cell Programs Lends Access to Needed Therapies (Transplant Act) with Reps. Chellie Pingree (D) and Doris Matsui (D) in order to reauthorize the C.W. Bil Young Cell Transplantation Program and the National Cord Blood Inventory.

Bilirakis’ bill would also renew the federal funding for the national bone marrow and cord registry and the medical centers that carry out treatments.

In addition, the bill would help researchers and medical professionals continue their efforts to deliver “lifesaving transplants” that help treat sickle cell anemia, blood cancers, and other diseases.

This bill is about providing hope to those who are struggling with life-threatening illnesses,” stated Rep. Bilirakis “ This federal program provides critical support in the advancement of research for better treatments and the infrastructure necessary to organize registries which help ensure transplant patients have access to life-saving procedures.  Its reauthorization is vital, and I hope our colleagues will join us in expediting passage of this important legislation.”

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at Diversenewmedia@gmail.com

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