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Text of Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the importance of organ, tissue, bone marrow, and blood donation and supporting National ...

...and supporting National Donor Day.

This resolution was introduced on February 13, 2002, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 13, 2002 (Introduced).

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HCON 329 IH

107th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. CON. RES. 329

Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the importance of organ, tissue, bone marrow, and blood donation and supporting National Donor Day.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 13, 2002

Mrs. THURMAN (for herself, Mr. CANTOR, Mr. HANSEN, Mr. LANGEVIN, Mr. DAN MILLER of Florida, Mr. MOORE, Mr. SHERMAN, Mr. STARK, Mr. TRAFICANT, Mr. WAXMAN, and Mr. WYNN) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the importance of organ, tissue, bone marrow, and blood donation and supporting National Donor Day.

Whereas more than 80,000 individuals await organ transplants at any given moment;

Whereas another man, woman, or child is added to the national organ transplant waiting list every 20 minutes;

Whereas despite the progress in the last 16 years, more than 16 people per day die because of a shortage of donor organs;

Whereas almost everyone is a potential organ, tissue, and blood donor;

Whereas transplantation has become an element of mainstream medicine that prolongs and enhances life;

Whereas for the fifth consecutive year, a coalition of health organizations is joining forces for National Donor Day;

Whereas the first four National Donor Days raised a total of nearly 30,000 units of blood, added over 6,000 potential donors to the National Marrow Donor Program Registry, and distributed tens of thousands of organ and tissue pledge cards;

Whereas National Donor Day is America’s largest one-day organ, tissue, bone marrow, and blood donation event; and

Whereas the Department of Health and Human Services and a number of businesses, foundations, and health organizations have designated February 14, 2002, as National Donor Day: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the Congress--

      (1) supports the goals and ideas of National Donor Day;

      (2) encourages all Americans to learn about the importance of organ, tissue, bone marrow, and blood donation and to discuss such donation with their families and friends; and

      (3) requests that the President issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to conduct appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs to demonstrate support for organ, tissue, bone marrow, and blood donation.