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.