Thursday, February 17, 2011

Markets in Everything: But NOT for Bone Marrow

"Every year, 1,000 Americans die because they cannot find a matching bone marrow donor. Minorities are hit especially hard. Common sense suggests that offering modest incentives to attract more bone marrow donors would be worth pursuing, but federal law makes that a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

That is why on October 28, 2009, adults with deadly blood diseases, the parents of sick children, a California nonprofit and a world-renowned medical doctor who specializes in bone marrow research joined with the Institute for Justice to launch a legal fight against the U.S. Attorney General to put an end to a ban on offering compensation for bone marrow donors."

Watch video above for more information.


At 2/17/2011 1:56 PM, Blogger Buddy R Pacifico said...

I know someone who sells her blood (plasma) every two weeks @ 50 bucks a visit. Bone marrow extraction is not so simple but individual adult choice should guide the decision and not the AG.


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