Bone Marrow Donors Can Be Paid, Appeals Court Rules

An appeals court has ruled that people who donate bone marrow through a newer and less invasive technology can be paid for doing so, overturning a decades-old law that makes it a felony to pay donors for bone marrow and organs. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in California ruled unanimously that because the process of donating bone marrow is now so similar to that of donating blood plasma -- which people are paid for -- bone marrow should no longer be considered an...Full Story
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