New York City Council Header
File #: Res 0445-2004    Version: * Name: September to be "Blood and Bone Marrow Donor Month" in NYC.
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 6/28/2004
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution declaring September to be "Blood and Bone Marrow Donor Month" in the City of New York.
Sponsors: James S. Oddo, Andrew J. Lanza, Michael E. McMahon, Tony Avella, Charles Barron, Tracy L. Boyland, Yvette D. Clarke, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Lewis A. Fidler, Robert Jackson, John C. Liu, Michael C. Nelson, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Albert Vann, David I. Weprin, James F. Gennaro, Vincent J. Gentile, Helen Sears
Council Member Sponsors: 18
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9/28/04
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
9/28/2004*James S. Oddo City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/20/2004*James S. Oddo Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/20/2004*James S. Oddo Committee on Health Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/28/2004*James S. Oddo City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/28/2004*James S. Oddo City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Res. No. 445

 

Resolution declaring September to be "Blood and Bone Marrow Donor Month" in the City of New York.

 

By Council Members Oddo, Lanza, McMahon, Avella, Barron, Boyland, Clarke, Comrie, Fidler, Jackson, Liu, Nelson, Recchia, Vann, Weprin, Gennaro, Gentile and Sears

 

                     Whereas, The use of blood and bone marrow in various medical procedures has assisted in the restoration of the health and saved countless lives in New York City and around the country; and

                     Whereas, There is a dire need to insure that there is a sufficient supply of blood and bone

marrow, which must be continually supplemented to meet the demands of those in need; and

                     Whereas, It is important to make potential donors aware of the safety of the blood and bone marrow collection process; and

                     Whereas, The American Red Cross states that, although giving blood is easy, safe and takes less than an hour, only about 5 percent of the estimated 60 percent of eligible Americans donate blood; and

Whereas, On June 21, 2004, The New York Blood Center projected that by early July their inventory would drop below 5,000 pints, which is less than half of what they need to meet hospital demand for blood in New York and New Jersey; and

                     Whereas, According to the Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas, the only hope for survival for many patients with leukemia and other life-threatening blood diseases, is a marrow transplant, but unfortunately, nearly 70 percent of these patients cannot find a suitable marrow match; and

Whereas, No one should lose their life or not be restored to good health due to an inadequate supply of appropriate blood or bone marrow; and

Whereas, Donating blood during the month of September is a way to honor the victims of

September 11, 2001; and

Whereas, Blood and bone marrow donation is a vital means for someone to contribute to the health and safety of others in New York City and the United States; now, therefore, be it

                     Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York declares September to be "Blood and Bone Marrow Donor Month" in the City of New York.