The U.S. Congress formally recognized City of Hope’s 10,000th bone marrow transplant procedure in a recent session. Rep. Judy Chu of California’s 32nd district delivered the official remarks into the record on Jan. 26.
|Judy Chu (Photo courtesy of Judy Chu)|
Chu praised City of Hope and noted the treatment milestone in a brief speech delivered to the 112th Congress.
Said Chu: “Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to City of Hope, a renowned biomedical research and treatment center in my district. On Jan. 13, City of Hope reached a milestone few in the world have ever achieved. Doctors performed their 10,000th bone marrow transplant …”
Chu called the achievement “a time to remember the thousands of children and adults who have benefited from City of Hope.”
Kristen Pugh, associate vice president of government and community relations, noted the significance of the recognition.
“It’s a great honor for Congress to recognize this historic accomplishment at City of Hope,” said Pugh. “Rep. Chu is a good friend to our organization, and we’re grateful to her for her kind words.”
The full text of Chu’s speech and an extension of her remarks can be found by searching for “City of Hope” in the congressional record on the U.S. Government Printing Office website at www.gpoaccess.gov/crecord.