After the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005, Public Law 109-129, was authorized, The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) requested proposals from potential contractors to bid on the four components of the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program and the National Cord Blood Inventory
In 1986, United States Congressman C.W. Bill Young was instrumental in creating a national registry for bone marrow donors. That program has expanded to include facilitation of unrelated donor transplants and BMT research. It is now called the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program. Congressman Young passed away in October 2013.