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H.J.Res. 611 (99th): A joint resolution to designate the period of December 1, 1986, through December 7, 1986, as “National Aplastic Anemia Awareness Week”.


The text of the resolution below is as of Oct 8, 1986 (Passed Congress).


100 STAT. 1142                    PUBLIC LAW 99-454—OCT. 8, 1986
                  Public Law 99-454
                  99th Congress
                                              Joint Resolution
 Oct. 8, 1986         To designate the period of December 1, 1986, through December 7, 1986, as
[H.J. Res. 611]                     "National Aplastic Anemia Awareness Week".

                  Whereas aplastic anemia is a rare but extremely serious disorder
                    that results from the unexplained failure of the bone marrow to
                    produce blood cells;
                  Whereas aplastic anemia fatally strikes 2,000 Americans of all ages
                    each year;
                  Whereas the causes of aplastic anemia are not known and there is
                    only a limited understanding of how to treat the disease; and
                  Whereas increased public education on aplastic anemia will facili-
                    tate the battle against all bone marrow diseases: Now, therefore,
                    be it
                    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
                  States of America in Congress assembled, That the period of Decem-
                  ber 1, 1986, through December 7, 1986, is designated as "National
                  Aplastic Anemia Awareness Week" and the President is authorized
                  and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the American
                  public to observe such period with appropriate activities to assure a
                  better understanding of aplastic anemia.
                    Approved October 8, 1986.




                  LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 611:
                  CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 132 (1986):
                      Sept. 18, considered and passed House.
                      Sept. 24, considered and passed Senate.