President Bush Signs Pancreatic Islet Cell Bill Into Law

JDRF Washington Report
Vol. 7, No. 18
October 26, 2004

The JDRF Government Relations team is very pleased to announce the Pancreatic Islet Cell Transplantation Act of 2004 was signed into law by President Bush on October 25, 2004.

This important piece of legislation passed through both houses of Congress and reached the President's desk thanks in no small part to the hard work of JDRF advocates across the country. Your efforts to educate members of Congress on the promise of islet cell transplantation and ask for their support were crucial in ensuring the bill's success.

The Pancreatic Islet Cell Transplantation Act of 2004 will increase the supply of pancreata for islet transplantation and improve the coordination of federal efforts and information regarding islet cell transplantation.

The recent progress made with islet cell transplantation is featured in the current Winter 2004 issue of JDRF's Countdown magazine.

Thank you for all the calls and visits made, and letters and emails sent in support of the Pancreatic Islet Cell Transplantation Act of 2004. Once again, the efforts of JDRF advocates have translated into tangible results for the more than 1 million Americans living with Type 1 diabetes.