NBC’s “Rock Center with Brian Williams” will feature the pathbreaking case of Flynn v. Holder, in which MoreMarrowDonors.org joined with others, including lead plaintiff Doreen Flynn, to challenge the National Organ Transplant Act. The show will air nationally on Thursday, June 14th at 10pm (EST) on NBC. Read more HERE.
Posts Tagged ‘marrow’
Tags: Compensation, Institute for Justice, marrow, NBC
Tags: Compensation, marrow, Radio, Shaka Mitchell
Hear MoreMarrowDonors.org President Shaka Mitchell interview with Reed Pence of Radio Health Journal. The interview covers the origin of our lawsuit and several common misconceptions about our proposed pilot program are addressed. Click this LINK to hear the show in a new window. (approx. 15 minutes)
Tags: marrow, Mike Hamel, Radio, transplant
Our own Mike Hamel was featured on the nationally broadcast Steve and Johnnie show which is broadcast out of Chicago, IL (WGN Radio 720). Mike spoke with the hosts about the life-saving potential of marrow transplants and his own battle – and triumph – over cancer. You can download mp3 files of the two-part show HERE and HERE.
Tags: Compensation, Kumud Majumder, lawsuit, marrow
Last week MoreMarrowDonors.org joined other plaintiffs in pressing forward with legal action to create the first of its kind program designed to grow the supply of bone marrow donors through the vehicle of compensation. We are happy to have received much media attention (which generated significant interest in among the public) including this article in the L.A. Times. Read more HERE and be sure to click the links to the left to follow MoreMarrowDonors.org on Facebook and Twitter.
Tags: marrow, transplant
Traditionally one of the largest impediments to donation bone marrow was the perceived pain. The process has changed significantly in recent years and in many cases donors report little to now pain. One major impetus to launching MoreMarrowDonors.org is combating the attrition that occurs when people called upon to donate marrow have unfounded fears about the pain. This article highlights new procedures that make the giving more manageable and reminds us that even if you are afraid of needles, the chance to save a life is worth the cost. Read more HERE.
Tags: marrow, Shaq, transplant
It’s with great joy that we report on the increased education efforts surrounding marrow donation. One of the NBA’s greatest players of all time is featured in this brief clip. He is speaking on behalf of “Be The Match” – a national bone marrow registry that organizes drives and education campaigns. Check out the video and get involved. You can do that by clicking the link to the left of this post.
Tags: Cato Institute, event, marrow
Washington, D.C. Today, January 19, 2010 at 12:00p (EST) the Cato Institute will host a panel discussion entitled “Liberating Bone Marrow Donors.” Panelists will discuss our legal challenge and its aim of vindicating individual rights to life-saving treatments and methods. The panel features Jeff Rowes, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice, and plaintiffs’ lead counsel in Flynn v. Holder; James F. Childress, Hollingsworth Professor of Ethics and Director of the Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life, University of Virginia; and Sigrid Fry-Revere, Founder and President of the Center for Ethical Solutions. Moderated by Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.
At noon the Cato Institute will feature a live broadcast of the event. The link can be found HERE. We give our thanks to the Cato Institute for hosting an event on this important topic.
Tags: Compensation, marrow, money, NBC
In a segment called “Money for Marrow” the Washington, DC NBC affiliate asks whether the government should pay marrow as a way of increasing the supply. Of course this is remarkably close to the goal of MoreMarrowDonors.org where we seek to provide small forms of compensation to bone marrow donors.
One important note is that the money used to fund our pilot program will is also donated. In our program a person (or business) can make a financial donation which will be pooled with other gifts. Once we all legal hurdles have been cleared MoreMarrowDonors.org will turn those funds into scholarships, housing allowances, and other charitable contributions that will be given to bone marrow donors.
At this point we are not seeking funds from the government and in fact believe that many people will want to help save lives through financial donation in addition to bone marrow donation.
Watch the video “Money for Marrow” below.
Tags: Compensation, marrow, transplant
The Newsday editorial board features our vital cause in an article entitled “Bone Marrow Donors Should Be Compensated.” We couldn’t agree more. Click HERE for the full article and thanks for your interest in this important issue. What a wonderful Thanksgiving Day gift a life-saving bone marrow transplant would make – our goal is to increase the number of these transplants by providing various forms of compensation (including scholarships and housing allowances) to those that give marrow. We at MoreMarrowDonors.org look forward to realizing our vision.
Tags: lawsuit, marrow, Mike Hamel
Last week FoxNews.com wrote about the lawsuit that MoreMarrowDonors.org joined challenging the National Organ Transplant Act. The report, while containing some inaccuracies (for instance, Mike Hamel is a lymphoma patient, not leukemia, can be found HERE. The article features opinions from Art Caplan, a bioethicist at the University of Pennsylvania. Unfortunately Mr. Caplan makes some assumptions about our program. Furthermore, the veracity of his assertions cannot be tested because operating even a pilot program (as is our intention) is illegal under current federal law. After we are successful in our legal challenge we look forward to testing the idea that providing various types of compensation can increase the number of successful marrow transplants.