Saturday, December 3, 2011

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Lifts Ban on Pay for Bone Marrow Blood Draws

"When the National Organ Transplant Act became law in 1984, the extraction method for bone marrow was painful and risky, and authorities feared people would get hurt in the interest of making money, the Los Angeles Times reports. Now that bone marrow can be obtained through blood draws, in a process known as apheresis, a unanimous 9th Circuit panel found that the federal law does not cover the process."  More

From Post by Stephanie Francis Ward in ABA Journal Dec. 2, 2011

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