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                                    THIRD READING


          Bill No:  ACR 172
          Author:   Hadley (R), et al.
          Amended:  5/9/16 in Assembly
          Vote:     21  

          ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  Read and adopted, 5/9/16

           SUBJECT:   Bone Marrow Donation Awareness Month


          SOURCE:    Author


          DIGEST:          This resolution designates the month of May 2016 as  
          Bone Marrow Donation Awareness Month.
          ANALYSIS:   This resolution makes the following legislative  
          findings:


          1)Since 1987, when the United States Congress authorized the  
            establishment of a national registry of volunteer bone marrow  
            donors, the National Marrow Donor Program, now publicly known  
            as Be The Match, has facilitated more than 74,000 marrow and  
            umbilical cord blood transplants.


          2)One of the leading hurdles cited in a report by the Government  
            Accountability Office is locating a suitably matched,  
            unrelated donor, a process that is often difficult,  
            time-consuming, and costly.


          3)Seventy percent of patients do not have a donor in their  
            family and rely upon the national registry to find a match.









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          4)There is a need to enhance the understanding of the importance  
            of bone marrow donation, and to encourage Californians to  
            participate in bone marrow donation drives.


          5)The most prevalent problem with respect to bone marrow  
            donation is the need for racially and ethnically diverse  
            donors because of complex tissue types.


          6)There is a need to engage the public to increase diversity in  
            the registry, with the goal of finding a matching donor for  
            all patients to receive the transplant they need, when they  
            need it.


          This resolution designates the month of May 2016 as Bone Marrow  
          Donation Awareness Month.


          Prior Legislation


          ACR 122 (Beth Gaines, Resolution Chapter 44, Statutes of 2014)  
          designated the month of May 2014 as Bone Marrow Donation  
          Awareness Month.


          FISCAL EFFECT:   Appropriation:    No          Fiscal  
          Com.:NoLocal:    No


          SUPPORT:   (Verified5/16/16)


          Be The Match
          Blood Centers of California


          OPPOSITION:   (Verified5/16/16)









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          Prepared by:  Karen Chow / SFA / (916) 651-1520
          5/18/16 16:21:40


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