H.Res.539 - Calling for sickle-cell trait research, surveillance, and public education and awareness.115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] (Introduced 09/26/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/29/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.539 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/26/2017)
Recognizes the challenges in addressing health outcomes among people with sickle-cell trait and sickle-cell disease. (Sickle-cell disease refers to blood disorders resulting from abnormal red blood cells.)
Encourages the medical community to make individuals aware of their sickle-cell trait status.
Urges the Department of Health and Human Services to develop a public awareness campaign regarding the importance of individuals knowing their sickle-cell trait status and to expand access for screening and counseling.
Commits to supporting research on sickle-cell trait and sickle-cell disease.