Feds Mull Rules To Criminalize Paying Bone-Marrow Donors Amid Exploitation Concerns
Some say technology has evolved enough to cut back on the biggest risks involved in the process, though.
The Associated Press:
Money For Bone-Marrow Donors? Company Says Yes; Feds Say No
Doug Grant says his new company, Hemeos, can save lives. But a proposed change in federal regulations could make his business a criminal enterprise. The goal of Grant’s D.C.-based startup company is to find matches for people who need bone-marrow transplants, particularly in the African-American community, where matches are harder to find. To do that, Grant wants to be able to pay donors, just as people are paid to donate blood plasma, eggs, or sperm. (Barakat, 9/16)