Saturday, March 20, 2010

Follow-up to bone marrow donation discussion

Last semester, we discussed the controversy surrounding compensation for bone marrow donation. In October 2009, a lawsuit was brought against the state of California to permit bone marrow donors to receive compensation, which is currently prohibited by the National Organ Transplant Act. In February 2010, the government filed a motion to dismiss the case, which was followed by a hearing on March 15, 2010.

Please read the article, " Lawsuit urges payment for bone marrow donors" by Rita Rubin, which appeared on USA Today online on February 24, 2010.

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