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Lawsuit argues lives would be saved if bone marrow donors were paid
USA Today

Should people be paid to donate bone marrow? About 20,000 bone marrow transplants are performed annually in the USA to treat blood disorders such as leukemia and anemia, and in up to 30% of cases, the donor is a relative, usually a sibling.

The remaining transplants use marrow from volunteer donors, who are strangers to the recipients. Worldwide, 14 million potential donors have signed up with bone marrow registries, including 8 million Americans.