Free at Last: You Can Now Sell Your Bone Marrow

December 2, 2011
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Now, as a result of this legal victory, not only will the pilot programs the plaintiffs looked to create be considered legal, but any form of compensation for marrow donors would be legal within the boundaries of the Ninth Circuit, which includes California, Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and various other U.S. territories…

Now, as a result of this legal victory, not only will the pilot programs the plaintiffs looked to create be considered legal, but any form of compensation for marrow donors would be legal within the boundaries of the Ninth Circuit, which includes California, Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and various other U.S. territories…

“Today’s opinion is a victory for common sense and for cancer patients everywhere,” said Institute for Justice President and General Counsel Chip Mellor. “No one should go to prison for simply trying to save a life.”

But don’t try selling a kidney. More from the Institute of Justice, Bryan Caplan and the Washington Post.