To save lives, lift the long ban on paying money for bone marrow donors

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April 3, 2011
New York Daily News
by James Stacey Taylor  
Posted in Commentary

"For those in need of a bone marrow transplant, finding a suitable donor is considerably more difficult and time-consuming than finding a blood or plasma donor. The New York Blood Center reports that it receives 10 to 15 new requests for donor matches every day. One reason for this tragic shortage is a quirk in an almost 30-year-old law, the National Organ Transplant Act, that prohibits paying people to donate a life-saving bodily substance like bone marrow." (04/03/11)  

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