American Society of Hematology

Take Action to Protect Medical and Public Health Research

Published on: September 09, 2014

The House and Senate are in the process of determining fiscal year (FY) 2015 funding levels for all federal programs, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal public health programs. Last year Congress provided a modest increase for NIH, an important first step that restores some of the funds lost due to sequestration. However, research needs predictable, sustained funding in order to maintain the strength of our scientific enterprise.

Your Senators and Representative need to continue to hear from YOU about the impact that unpredictable funding and potential funding cuts will have on your research and the patients you treat and the need for them to recognize the value of biomedical and public health research by investing in federal research programs, including the NIH.

Simply click "Take Action" below, enter your contact information on the next page, and click "Go!" If you prefer, call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121, ask to be connected to the offices of your Senators and Representative, and leave a message based on the draft letter on the following page. This will not take much time, but will have a huge impact.

If you have any questions, please contact ASH Research Advocacy Manager Tracy Roades.

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