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Performance Standards & Measurements

Standards were defined to meet the requirements of the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005, Public Law 109-129 (Stem Cell Act 2005) and the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act of 2010, Public Law 111-264 (Stem Cell Act 2010). The overall goals of the Stem Cell Acts of 2005 and 2010 are to:

  • Help more patients in need receive a bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant from an unrelated donor or cord blood unit
  • Improve health outcomes of patients receiving a transplant

The standards and measurements are monitored and reported separately for each component of the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program:

By measuring the results against these standards, HRSA can determine when the requirements of Stem Cell Acts 2005 and 2010 are being met and when improvements are needed.

Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Acts of 2005 and 2010

Read more about the bills that were passed by the United States Congress to help patients who need a bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant.

Congressman C.W. Bill Young

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.