Everyone at the Committee of Ten Thousand wishes to Thank the Colburn-Keenan Foundation for making the 20th HFA Anniversary Symposium a special one for COTT.
Pictured below Is our President Corey Dubin accepting a check from Ms Jane Cavenaugh Smith for $10,000 for The Living Hemophilia Memorial. An Initiative of the Committee of Ten Thousand. In addition The Colburn-Keenan Foundation will donate up to $50,000 in matching funds to other donations received by COTT for the Memorial.
We also wish to congratulate Executive Director Kimberly Haugstad and everyone At the Hemophilia Federation of America for their very successful 20th anniversary symposium and thank them for their kind hospitality.
For anyone who would like to donate to The Living Hemophilia Memorial its easy! You can go on our web site www.cott1.org/doante with a credit card or you can send a check to:
Committee of Ten Thousand
PO Box 877
Santa Ynez CA 93460
Jeffrey R Moualim
Fund Development Coordinator
Joint Statement on Addressing the MSM Blood Ban by Groups Representing People Living with Hemophilia, Gay Men and People Living with HIV/AIDS. The Department of Health & Human Services, Advisory Committee On Blood Safety and Availability will consider June 11 revision of the current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policy recommending that men who have sex with another man (MSM) even one time since 1977 should be deferred indefinitely from donating blood.
Advisory Committee Votes to Retain Current Blood Donor Bans. The federal Department of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Committee On Blood Safety and Availability (ACBSA) voted 9 to 6 on June 11th to make no change in the current deferral policy