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Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Study on key product factors for optimal Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) graft function

Hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPC) collected by Apheresis is the most common source used for BMT. How the cells are collected and what kinds of cells are collected can affect BMT graft function. Limited studies have been done to study the key product factors in relationship to optimal graft function.
Questions remain such as the optimal lymphocytes contents for reduced infection post BMT, optimal megakaryocyte precursor... more »

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Optimal cell therapy products can lead to reduced post BMT complication and reduced morbidity and mortality.

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In vitro, animal studies, clinical samples can be used for key product factors for optimal BMT graft function.
These can be achieved if funding is available, as there are many centers perform allo and auto BMT.
Funding support is critically needed in this area.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea Yanyun Wu on behalf of ASFA

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Goal 3: Advance Translational Research

Create a National Action Plan for COPD

Lead a coordinated effort of government, patient advocacy organizations, professional organizations, payers and others to plan and implement a coordinated plan to improve COPD awareness, education for patients and healthcare professionals, treatment strategies, research and data collection, policies and public health infrastructure and programs.

Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)? Critical Challenge (CC)

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Unlike most leading causes of death and disability, there is no coordinated effort to lower disease burden associated with COPD. Coordinated plans provide a forum for identifying the most pressing issues that must be tackled, for setting goals and convening partners from different disciplines and are a framework upon which policy change can be achieved. In order to make meaningful progress in the impact that COPD is having on patients, health systems and payers, coordinated planning and action is needed and NHLBI can lead the way but time is of the essence.

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There are proven models of multi-stakeholder, public and private partnerships to tackle disease burden and create national plans. There are also multiple national and regional organizations standing ready to assist in these efforts.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea COPD Foundation Board of Directors, COPDF MASAC, COPDF State Advocacy Captains

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