S.681 - Stem Cell Research bill

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a National Cord Blood Stem Cell Bank Network to prepare, store, and distribute human umbilical cord blood stem cells for the treatment of patients and to support peer-reviewed research using such cells. view all titles (4)

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  • Popular: Stem Cell Research bill as .
  • Popular: Stem Cell Research bill.
  • Short: Cord Blood Stem Cell Act of 2005 as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a National Cord Blood Stem Cell Bank Network to prepare, store, and distribute human umbilical cord blood stem cells for the treatment of patients and to support peer-reviewed research using such cells. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Cord Blood Stem Cell Act of 2005 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), to enter into contracts with qualified cord blood stem cell banks to ass

Official Summary

Cord Blood Stem Cell Act of 2005 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), to enter into contracts with qualified cord blood stem cell banks to assist in establishing and maintaining a National Cord Blood Stem Cell Bank Network to:
(1) acquire, tissue-type, test, cryopreserve, and store donated units of human cord blood acquired with the informed consent of the donor;
(2) make cord blood units available to transplant centers for stem cell transplantations; and
(3) allocate up to 10 percent of the cord blood inventory each year for peer-reviewed research. Requires the Secretary to provide for the establishment of a Board of Directors to administer the Network. Directs the Secretary, acting through the Administrator, to establish as part of the Network a National Cord Blood Stem Cell Registry to:
(1) operate a system for identifying, acquiring, and distributing donated units of cord blood;
(2) provide health care professionals with the ability to search the registry for suitable matches for patients; and
(3) maintain a database to document the collection, storage, distribution, and clinical outcomes related to the Network. Requires the Administrator to report to the Secretary regarding the safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of the clinical, research, and education activities of the Network. Requires the Board to ensure that:
(1) the Network donor banks meet eligibility requirements; and
(2) the Network is geographically distributed throughout the United States.

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