Michael L. Calder | Bloomberg Law Flynn v. Holder, No. 10-55643, 2011 BL 302580 (9th Cir. Dec. 1, 2011) The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in a unanimous three-judge opinion, held that the National Organ Transplant Act, 42 U.S.C. § 273 et. seq. (NOTA), does not prohibit compensation for donations of blood and the substances in it, including hematopoietic stem cells donated through the process of apheresis. The decision has been hailed as a victory for cancer patients by the Institute for Justice, which represented the plaintiffs in the case.
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