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Briefing Date:04/11/2005
Topic:Cord Blood: Establishing a National Hematopoietic Stem Cell Bank Program

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Board on Health Sciences Policy
Committee on Establishing a National Cord Blood Stem Cell Bank Program

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Congressional Briefings
Monday, April 11, 2005
184 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. -- 11:00 a.m.
2407 Rayburn House Office Bldg. -- 1:00 p.m.
and
2125 Rayburn House Office Bldg. -- 2:00 p.m.

And

Tuesday, April 12, 2005
2347 Rayburn House Office Bldg. -- 11:30 a.m.
428 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. -- 1:00 p.m.
and
2358 Rayburn House Office Bldg. -- 2:00 p.m.

And

Wednesday, April 13, 2005
303 Hart Senate Office Bldg. -- 4:30 p.m.

on

Cord Blood:
Establishing a National Hematopoietic Stem Cell Bank Program

Stem cells from umbilical cord blood are used to treat a number of diseases, but the current system for collecting, storing, and allocating donated cord blood is fragmented and less efficient than it could be. This report, requested by Congress in P.L. 108-199, proposes a structure for a fully coordinated, national cord blood bank program.

These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on April 14, 2005 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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