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H.Con.Res. 31 (rh) Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the importance of organ, tissue, bone marrow, and blood donation and supporting National Donor Day. [Reported in House] ...
H. CON. RES. 31
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 8, 2001
Received and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the importance of organ,
tissue, bone marrow, and blood donation and supporting National Donor
Whereas more than 70,000 individuals await organ transplants at any given
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 15 years, more than 15 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 fourth consecutive year, a coalition of health organizations is
joining forces for National Donor Day;
Whereas the first three National Donor Days raised a total of nearly 25,000
units of blood, added over 4,000 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 a number of businesses, foundations, health organizations, and the
Department of Health and Human Services have designated February 10,
2001, 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.
Passed the House of Representatives March 7, 2001.
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