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Each year, millions of Americans are affected by blood diseases. With the help of federal funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), hematology researchers are working to understand these disorders to enable the development of new and improved treatments, however NIH funding for biomedical research is in jeopardy.
After years of flat funding, NIH’s inflation-adjusted budget is close to 20 percent lower today than in FY2003, and under some funding scenarios, as many as 2,300 NIH grants could be eliminated beginning in January 2013. This will leave many talented hematology investigators around the world unable to continue their vital, life-saving work that is highlighted in this film.
Cuts to NIH will not only mean that new, more effective treatments may not be tested and that research to prevent and cure feared diseases may be stalled, it will also eliminate thousands of jobs for hematologists across the country. Congress is facing a very tight fiscal environment as 2012 comes to a close and must make tough choices on funding for federal programs. Cutting medical research should not be an option.
Learn more about why research support is critical by watching the film, and help spread the word by sharing this message with your friends and family.
Send them a link to watch the video and use the tools available at our "Fight for Hematology Funding" online toolkit to urge your elected officials in Congress to support biomedical research and a balanced approach to deficit reduction that does not include cutting core federal programs.
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