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Lost in transit: Central Station seeks a moral compass for bodies in motion

The film Central Station touches on the dark side of organ transplantation and emerges on the side of redemption. Though I occasionally suffer from transplantation issue fatigue, Walter Salles’ breakthrough 1998 feature reinvigorated me to more deeply consider the limits of lifesaving and the transmutability of bodies. 1,702 more words

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A Court Allows Payment for Bone Marrow. Should People Be Able to Sell Their Parts?

How much would it take for you to consider selling your bone marrow? A U.S. appeals court puts the price at about $3,000 in a ruling that now makes it legal to pay donors for their bone-marrow tissue. 1,010 more words


News Roundup #13: Facebook boosting organ donors, Kidney in a third body, UK's first trafficking case,

It seems this roundup is lucky number 13, with the a groundbreaking, cusp-of-viral, organ donation initiative from Facebook, unprecedented kidney re-transplantation, and a whole slew of other newsy goodness. 463 more words

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News Roundup #11: marrow comp decision, drive recordbreakers, annals of day zero, tracing transfusion history

Bone marrow donor compensation ruling upheld

The Obama administration’s appeal of the Flynn v. Holder ruling was denied. LA Times reportage here states:

The 9th Circuit ruling now stands as the law of the land, as no other courts in the federal judiciary have weighed in on the question of whether the newer donation method is exempt from the compensation ban.

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No's on NOTA?

There have been two recent posts regarding transplantation in affiliation with the Chronicle of Higher Education from Michele Goodwin, a legal and medical scholar from the University of  Minnesota. 1,028 more words

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