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Deadly Monopoly Ali Vazirabadi

Deadly Monopoly

Ali Vazirabadi

Published May 5th 2001
ISBN : 9780970750808
Paperback
176 pages
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Minorities have been discriminated against in the federally funded, nonprofit National Marrow Donor Program. The NMDP, with government support, controls disbursement of funding to affiliated blood and donor centers, and maintains the largest nationalMoreMinorities have been discriminated against in the federally funded, nonprofit National Marrow Donor Program. The NMDP, with government support, controls disbursement of funding to affiliated blood and donor centers, and maintains the largest national bone marrow registry database. With the lives of minorities in the balance, NMDP appears to have become a deadly monopoly. A courageous whistle-blower, who had been in charge of recruiting minority donors for the NMDP, wrote a detailed letter to the president, Congress and government agencies. The FBI fell there was enough evidence to warrant an investigation of her allegations of misuse of the funding, and discrimination against minorities. The FBI recommended that the United States Attorney get involved immediately. But then, seemingly without explanation, the FBI was called off the case and the NMDP continued to do business as usual.Deadly Monopolys analysis of documents raises questions among them:- Do NMDP board members have a conflict of interest?- Why was the FBI investigation halted, when FBI was certain further investigation would be needed?- After a decade of low minority representation in the registry, what does the future hold for minorities?- Is the testing of minorities for the national registry accurate?- After a decade of government funding, why are the registrys numbers so low for African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians and other ethnic groups?Author Ali Vazirabadi became galvanized into action when he responded to a community appeal to help a dying 16-year Persian cancer victim. His family could not raise the thousands of dollars they were told they needed to begin the search for a suitable bone marrow donor. Vazirabadi began his investigation and what he discovered from government records released under the Freedom of Information act will shock you! Deadly Monopoly is a call to action.