We recognize we continue to ask you to take action for Appropriations. We do this because your voices truly make a difference to the Congress.The dollars that the Congress allocates to our programs directly impacts patients searching to find their match.
With the release of the President’s FY 2018 budget, the Congress
now begins its work to appropriate federal spending. Historically, the Congress
has demonstrated broad bipartisan support for Americans in need of a bone
marrow or cord blood transplant through the C.W. Bill Young Cell
Transplantation Program (Program) and National Cord Blood Inventory (NCBI). We
again ask Congress to continue its commitment by appropriating additional funds
to these programs operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® / Be
The Match® on behalf of the government.
Modestly increasing the amount that the Congress funds the
programs over current levels, will allow Be The Match to recruit additional
ethnically diverse donors and add more cord blood units to the Registry. Each
new donor or cord blood unit gives hope to someone in need of a life-saving
Help us again ask the Congress to continue funding and maintain its
commitment to the Program and NCBI. We
cannot do this without your help!