AA&MDSIF Medical Advisory Board Member Receives Prestigious Government Award

The Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation is pleased to announce that AA&MDSIF Medical Advisory Board member, Dr. Neal Young, has just been awarded the 2012 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Science and Environment medal.

Sometimes referred  to as “Sammies”, these awards honor members of the federal workforce, selecting those who have made significant contributions to different fields and having a positive impact on the health, well-being, and safety of all Americans.

This official recognition of his career-long service in finding new treatments for aplastic anemia highlights the career of one of the many dedicated health professionals who have chosen to contribute their time and expertise to AA&MDSIF and the patients and families we serve.

We congratulate Dr. Young on his remarkable achievement and thank him for what has to save the lives of so many bone marrow failure patients.

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About the Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation

The Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (AA&MDSIF) is the world's leading nonprofit health organization for patients and families living with aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and related bone marrow failure diseases.

The Foundation’s strength stems from the multi-faceted community it has developed over 30+ years. AA&MDSIF serves and educates the patient population and health professionals and provides financial support to clinical researchers searching for better treatments and cures.

For 11 consecutive years, AA&MDSIF has earned a coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the highest rating awarded by America’s largest independent charity evaluator. Only 1 percent of all American charities achieve this recognition for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

John Huber, Executive Director, (301) 279-7202 x101