Organ Transplant http://nhpr.org en The Case For Compensating Bone Marrow Donors http://nhpr.org/post/case-compensating-bone-marrow-donors <p>In 1984 Congress passed the <a href="http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/policiesAndBylaws/nota.asp" target="_blank">National Organ Transplant Act</a> to address the nation’s critical organ donation shortage and improve the organ matching and placement process. The act made it illegal for anyone to give or acquire an organ for material gain. Now, almost three decades later, the act is making headlines again but this time in response to the push to rescind a ruling by the U.S. court of appeals for the ninth circuit. The court ruled that certain types of bone marrow donors <u>could</u> be compensated. Now the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is attempting to overturn the decision, arguing that bone-marrow is subject to the 1984 act and as such, may not be compensated.</p><p><a href="http://www.sallysatelmd.com/html/about_the_author.html" target="_blank"><strong>Dr. Sally Satel </strong></a>is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and a practicing psychiatrist and lecturer at the Yale University School of Medicine; she examines mental health policy as well as political trends. She wrote the article “<a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-01/why-it-s-ok-to-pay-bone-marrow-donors.html" target="_blank">Why It’s Okay To Pay Bone-Marrow Donors</a>” for Bloomberg.com.</p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:34:36 +0000 Virginia Prescott 39862 at http://nhpr.org The Case For Compensating Bone Marrow Donors Word of Mouth 03.16.2013 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-03162013 <p>Our niftiest and spiffiest content, all in one great show. This week, a look at the shifting human condition. Holocaust survivors being turned into holograms, a Russian "Swiss Family Robinson" that missed most of the 20th Century, corporate anthropologists, transplant "tourism," the nasty effect of internet comments, and a former professor pens a memoir about being stalked by an ex- student online.</p><p></p> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 13:21:49 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 23753 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 03.16.2013