You’ve watched Everything.
Now you can help save the lives of cancer patients nationwide by taking just a few easy steps.
In 2012, the Institute for Justice won a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Attorney General, which cleared the way to offer nominal compensation for bone marrow donors who sign up and actually donate. But in 2013, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services proposed a new rule that would negate that legal victory. The new rule would block medically sound and ethically proven model programs designed by international economists to investigate whether offering compensation would encourage more people to sign up as bone morrow donors and show up if called upon.
For nearly 3 years, HHS has remained silent, their proposed rule preventing researchers from learning about the potential benefits of compensating donors.
This needs to change.
Raise Awareness about Everything
- Sign the petition on Change.org
- Tweet about the film.
- Post the trailer to Facebook. Tag 10 friends. Explain why you think this movie is important.
- Mail your U.S. Representative or Senator a letter and encourage them to host a screening and discussion about this film and the important issue of compensating bone marrow donors. (Mail is more effective than phone calls or emails.) Find your Representative
Find your Senators
- Sample letter to Congress:
Every year, nearly 3,000 Americans die because they cannot find a bone marrow donor match.Offering nominal compensation for those who donate marrow holds the potential to encourage more Americans to join the bone marrow donor pool and follow through when they are identified as a match.
But the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has proposed a new rule that has blocked the way for model programs that would evaluate if compensation works, thus delaying this knowledge that could be gained and costing cancer patients their lives. As you will discover when you look more closely into this issue, offering compensation is both medically sound and ethically proven.
I urge you to contact the Institute for Justice and hold a screening of the movie Everything for you and your colleagues, and host a full discussion of this important issue.