Health and Education Committee to learn the latest on a rare disease and treatment options in Metro Louisville

November 12, 2019

Louisville – Members of the Metro Council’s Health and Education Committee will hear an update on a rare disease and treatment options available in Louisville Metro when they meet on Wednesday, November 13th.

          “I want to make sure that the Committee is aware of the wide range of health issues that many in our community are dealing with,” says Councilwoman Keisha Dorsey (D-3), who chairs the Committee.

          The Committee will hear from Jo Ann Orr of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Louisville, Patrick Dunegan of the Rare Action Network. The network serves to connect and empower a unified network of individuals and organizations with tools, training and resources to become effective advocates for rare diseases through national and state-based initiatives across the United States.

          The Committee will also receive an introduction to Cellular Therapy: Stem Cell Transplantation by Robert Emmons, MD, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, U of L Health Care.

          The Health and Education Committee will meet at 2:30pm in Council Chambers, Historic City Hall, 601 West Jefferson Street.

          The meeting will be carried live on Metro TV, Spectrum Cable Channel 184 or on UVERSE at Channel 99.

          All meetings of the Metro Council are streamed live. Go to the Metro Council Home page at and click on the Metro Council Agendas link.