Summary: H.Res.539 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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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.