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Agreed to Senate (03/04/2008)

2d Session
S. RES. 471

Designating March 1, 2008, as “National Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia Awareness Day”.


March 4, 2008

Mr. Isakson (for himself, Mrs. Murray, and Ms. Klobuchar) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to


Designating March 1, 2008, as “National Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia Awareness Day”.

    Whereas Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia affects men, women, and children of all ages;

    Whereas Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia is a very distressing disorder to those who have it, causing great discomfort and severe emotional stress;

    Whereas children with Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia are unable to participate in many normal childhood activities including most sports and are often subject to social discomfort because of their disorder;

    Whereas Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia includes a wide range of symptoms including life-threatening, uncontrollable bleeding and severe bruising;

    Whereas Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia is frequently misdiagnosed or undiagnosed by medical professionals;

    Whereas currently there is no cure for Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia;

    Whereas it is essential to educate the public on the symptoms, treatments, and constant efforts to cure Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia to ensure early diagnosis and treatment of the condition;

    Whereas Helen P. Smith established the Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia Research Foundation in Augusta, Georgia, in 2001; and

    Whereas Helen P. Smith and the Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia Research Foundation have worked tirelessly to promote awareness of Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia and help fund research on the disorder: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate—

(1) designates March 1, 2008, as “National Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia Awareness Day”;

(2) urges all people of the United States to become more informed and aware of Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia; and

(3) respectfully requests the Secretary of the Senate to transmit a copy of this resolution to the Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia Research Foundation.

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