Listener Responses: Bone Marrow Donation

Friday, October 14, 2011

Yesterday, we spoke with blogger Seth Godin, who wanted to help his friend and colleague Amit Gupta, who has leukemia, so he offered up a challenge to his readers: the first bone marrow donor match to Gupta who would donate stem cells would receive $10,000. But under the National Organ Transplant Act of 1984, better known as NOTA, it’s a federal crime to give or receive "valuable consideration" for any transplantable organ or tissue, specifically including bone marrow." Many Takeaway listeners responded to this story.

Comments [1]

Sharon Davis from Worcester, MA

Regarding bone marrow transplants...a friend of mine with leukemia had his OWN bone marrow harvested. It was then 'cleansed' of possible cancer cells and transplanted back into his own body. We recently had a '100 day party' for him; i.e., he reached 100 days of being cancer free! Why isn't this procedure done more often?

Oct. 14 2011 09:40 AM

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