[T]he court said the new technology isn't covered by the law because
actual bone marrow isn't taken from the donor. Instead, specialized
cells that grow into marrow are taken from a donor's bloodstream, and
it's basically a blood donation, not an organ transplant, the court
The ruling overturns a lower court decision barring compensation for all bone marrow donations.
The lawsuit was filed by lawyers at the nonprofit Institute for Justice, representing a coalition of patients, doctors and MoreMarrowDonors.org, which is seeking to offer donors $3,000 in the form of a scholarship, housing allowance or gift to charity.