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Government set to ration life-saving donations

Comments Off Written on November 26th, 2013 by
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Washington, D.C. – A year ago MoreMarrowDonors.org was successful in challenging the National Organ Transplant Act and paving the way for research into how incentives can dramatically decrease the number of Americans that suffer and die while waiting for a marrow transplant. As we continue to work with researchers to craft a study, other proponents of the status quo have lobbied the Department of Health and Human Services to re-regulate bone marrow transplants and effectively overturn the court’s decision. The Department of HHS is accepting public comment through Dec. 2 and you can give your opinion HERE. Our hope is that the government will not adopt the proposed rule. You can read more about this recent action and the Wall Street Journal’s opinion HERE.

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Marrow Compensation Gives Hope to Patients

Comments Off Written on December 3rd, 2012 by
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Baltimore, MD – The idea compensation for bone marrow donation continues to offer practical hope to patients suffering from treatable blood diseases. Check out this report from KSAT in San Antonio covering our all-important issue. Click HERE.

U.S. Attorney General Will Not Appeal Ruling

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Yesterday a key deadline passed. Monday was the final day that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s office could petition the U.S. Supreme Court for review of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that allows aphresis bone marrow donors to be compensated. In layman’s terms this means MoreMarrowDonors.org has virtually no legal barriers to executing its plan to dramatically increase the number of bone marrow transplants that occur each year. Read the press release from the Institute for Justice, our attorney, HERE.

NBC’s Rock Center to Feature Legal Battle

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New York – 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 moreHERE.

Huffington Post Weighs In

Comments Off Written on February 28th, 2012 by
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Recently, the Huffington Post published an article regarding the December 1st 2011 ruling in our favor by a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The article discusses the common sense reasoning behind such a decision that will save lives and later asks the question “…shouldn’t the Justice Department simply stay out of it?” Read the article HERE