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Capitol Hill Briefing Held to Encourage Sickle Cell Research and Treatment

Earlier today, a briefing was hosted on Capitol Hill to highlight advancements in sickle cell disease (SCD) research and treatment options.

The briefing was hosted by the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT), American Society of Hematology (ASH), American Society for Gene & Cell Therapy, National Marrow Donor Program/Be the Match, Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. and Pediatric Hospital Sickle Cell Collaborative, in partnership with The House Research & Development Caucus, the Congressional Caucus to Cure Blood Cancers and Other Blood Disorders and the Congressional Sickle Cell Disease Caucus. Three prominent members of congress – Doris Matsui (CA-6), Bill Foster, PhD (IL-11) and Danny Davis (IL-7) – also participated.