2nd CFV: sci.med.diseases.blood

Jim Davis jjd at primenet.com
Thu Jan 13 12:29:36 EST 2000


                      LAST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
               unmoderated group sci.med.diseases.blood

Newsgroups line:
sci.med.diseases.blood	Information about any human blood diseases.

Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 24 Jan 2000.

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  Questions
about the proposed group should be directed to the proponent.

Proponent: Robert Tollen <lov2laf at ibm.net>
Mentor: Richard Miller <rick at bcm.tmc.edu>
Votetaker: Jim Davis <jjd at primenet.com>

RATIONALE: sci.med.diseases.blood

Many different diseases affect blood. In the United States alone
approximately 72,000 people have sickle cell anemia with about
2,000,000 carrying the trait. There are 20,000 hemophilia patients
in the U.S. Each year, nearly 27,000 adults and more than 2,000
children in the United States learn that they have leukemia
(statistics are from NIH and Cancernet web sites). There is now
a listserv named MPD-SUPPORT-L which has 800+ recipients and has
a daily traffic of 10 to 40 postings. All postings can be seen at
http://listserv.aol.com/archives/mpd-support-l.html MPD stands
for Myelo Proliferative Disorders, which are diseases of the blood.
The myeloproliferative disorders include polycythemia vera (PV),
chronic myelogenous leukemia, agnogenic myeloid metaplasia, and
essential thrombocythemia (ET). This newsgroup will include these
plus all other diseases of the blood including sickle cell anemia.
The WWW.DEJANEWS.COM HEALTH and FITNESS discussions have been
searched with the keywords of "blood and  diseases" and no
alternate newsgroups were found to exist. Shared information on
treatment of blood diseases is important to participants because
in many instances there is a wide variety of treatments for the
same disease.  The grave seriousness of most questions and
replies significantly outweigh any fluctuation in daily traffic.
Blood diseases are so complicated that a newly diagnosed patient
deserves support and facts, no matter how rare the disease.

CHARTER: sci.med.diseases.blood

Many people have some form of blood disease, either detected or not.
The purpose of this newsgroup is to establish electronic media for
communication between patients, scientists and any other individuals
with interest in diseases of the blood. Such communications will
provide quick and effective means to exchange information and
knowledge, offer encouragement, and solve problems.

The sci.med.diseases.blood newsgroup will target participants who are
afflicted with any blood disorder. Doctors, researchers, students or
anyone with interest in diseases of the blood will also be welcome.

A FAQ for new users will be posted on a regular basis.

No binary posts will be allowed.

No advertisements will be allowed.

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salazar at popd.ix.netcom.com                                        Rick Salazar


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