Rare Disease Day observed


WASHINGTON, D.C. – In advance of Rare Disease Day, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) met with Ohio representatives of the National Hemophilia Foundation, including Wanda and Chloe Henninger of Arcanum, Amy Berlean of Kettering, and Sandra Hibner of Vandalia.

The group met with Brown during his weekly coffee with constituents while visiting Washington, D.C. to advocate for increased funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) hemophilia treatment centers.

“It was an honor to meet with Wanda, Chloe, Amy, and Sandra,” said Brown. “The National Hemophilia Foundation’s advocacy is a reminder that we must continue to invest in medical research and funding as we work to treat, and ultimately cure, blood diseases.”

Brown continues to champion increased funding for the CDC. In 2015, Brown worked with colleagues to introduce the American Cures Act, a bill that would direct additional funding to the CDC and other federally-run or federally-supported research institutions.

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