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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Tags: bone marrow, Compensation, regulation, research
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.