K00412 Summary:

BILL NOK00412
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORHyndman
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSRAnderson, Angelino, Ashby, Aubry, Barron, Braunstein, Buttenschon, Byrne, Byrnes, Colton, Cusick, Davila, DeStefano, Dickens, Dinowitz, Englebright, Epstein, Fitzpatrick, Forrest, Galef, Gonzalez-Rojas, Jones, Lemondes, Lupardo, Magnarelli, Mikulin, Miller B, Montesano, Nolan, Palmesano, Perry, Reilly, Rosenthal L, Simon, Stern, Tague, Tannousis, Thiele, Zebrowski, Zinerman
 
 
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K00412 Actions:

BILL NOK00412
 
06/07/2021referred to calendar
06/08/2021adopted
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K00412 Floor Votes:

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K00412 Text:

 
Assembly Resolution No. 412
 
BY: M. of A. Hyndman
 
          MEMORIALIZING   Governor   Andrew  M.  Cuomo  to
        proclaim June 13-19, 2021, as  Sickle  Cell  Disease
        Awareness Week in the State of New York
 
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  custom  of this Legislative Body to recognize
official weeks that are set  aside  to  increase  awareness  of  serious
illnesses that affect the lives of citizens of New York State; and
 
  WHEREAS,  Attendant  to  such  concern,  and in full accord with its
long- standing traditions, this Legislative  Body  is  justly  proud  to
memorialize  Governor  Andrew  M. Cuomo to proclaim June 13-19, 2021, as
Sickle Cell Disease  Awareness  Week  in  the  State  of  New  York,  in
conjunction  with  the  observance of World Sickle Cell Awareness Day on
June 19, 2021; and
 
  WHEREAS, Sickle cell disease is a chronic hereditary blood  disorder
that  can  cause severe pain and result in damage to the brain and other
vital organs like the kidneys, liver, spleen and heart; and
 
  WHEREAS, People who have the  disease  but  do  not  experience  the
symptoms are said to have the sickle cell trait; currently, an estimated
100,000 Americans are living with the disease; and
 
  WHEREAS,  Frequent pain episodes can result in necrosis of the hips,
knees, ankle and shoulder; there can  be  entrapment  of  blood  in  the
spleen,  severe anemia, acute lung complications (acute chest syndrome),
priapism in males, and difficult pregnancy for women  of  child  bearing
age; and
 
  WHEREAS,  These  life-threatening complications can develop rapidly,
including infections of  the  blood  (sepsis),  meningitis  and  stroke;
stroke  can  be  either  silent  (no  overt  symptoms) or clinical (with
symptoms) and can affect children as young as 18 months; and
 
  WHEREAS, Up to 40% of children will have  had  either  a  silent  or
clinical stroke by the age of 18 and this impacts their ability to learn
and/or hold a job; and
 
  WHEREAS, Sickle cell disease is most common in Africans and African-
Americans,  but  the  disease  can  also be found in other demographics,
primarily in South and Central  America,  the  Caribbean,  Mediterranean
countries  and  India;  approximately  1  in  12  African-Americans  are
diagnosed with the trait; and
 
  WHEREAS, Sickle cell disease affects approximately 100,000 Americans
and 10% of these patients reside in New York State,  and  80%  of  those
patients live in the New York City area; and
 
  WHEREAS,  Sickle  cell disease is the most costly per patient to New
York State Medicaid, costing $15,000/year/patient; and
 
  WHEREAS, The only known cure for sickle cell disease  is  through  a
transplant of bone marrow or stem cells; now, therefore, be it
 
  RESOLVED,  That  this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June  13-19,  2021,  as
Sickle  Cell  Disease Awareness Week in the State of New York; and be it
further
 
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this  Resolution,  suitably  engrossed,  be
transmitted  to  The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of
New York.
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