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110th CONGRESS
2d Session

H. RES. 994

Expressing support for designation of a National Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia Awareness Day.
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IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 25, 2008

Mr. Broun of Georgia (for himself, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Boustany, Mr. Price of Georgia, Mr. Paul, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Snyder, Mr. Linder, Mr. Gingrey, Mrs. Christensen, Mr. Deal of Georgia, and Mr. Kagen) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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RESOLUTION

Expressing support for designation of a National Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia Awareness Day.

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

Whereas this disorder is very distressing 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 insure early diagnosis and treatment of the condition;

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

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; and

Whereas March 1 would be an appropriate day to establish a National Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia Awareness Day: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the United States House of Representatives—

(1) supports the designation of a National Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia Awareness Day; and

(2) requests the Clerk of the House of Representatives to transmit copies of this resolution to the following for appropriate display—

(A) Helen P. Smith, founder of The Glanzmann’s Research Foundation;

(B) Dr. David Wilcox, Medical College of Wisconsin;

(C) Bruce Friedman, MD; member of the Board of Directors of The Glanzmann’s Research Foundation;

(D) Kalyani Friedman, MD; member of the Board of Directors of The Glanzmann’s Research Foundation;

(E) Michael Brown, member of the Board of Directors of The Glanzmann’s Research Foundation;

(F) Darren Meadows, member of the Board of Directors of The Glanzmann’s Research Foundation;

(G) Benjamin B. Barmore, Sr., member of the Board of Directors of The Glanzmann’s Research Foundation;

(H) Barrett Cochran, member of the Board of Directors of The Glanzmann’s Research Foundation; and

(I) Paige Cochran, member of the Board of Directors of The Glanzmann’s Research Foundation.


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