08.14.18National poll shows 64% of Canadians agree with the view that pay-for-plasma is “morally appropriate.”
07.04.19 Peter M. Jaworski argues that Canada should pay for plasma in an opinion piece for The Globe and Mail.
07.04.19 Peter M. Jaworski discusses paid plasma on AM 770 CHQR with Rob Breakenridge.
04.17.19 Peter M. Jaworski discusses the letter in the “Is it OK to pay people for their blood?” episode of the podcast Words & Numbers.
04.09.19 The Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology issues its final report and recommendation regarding Senator Pamela Wallin’s Bill S-252. They recommend against the Bill (“...your committee recommends that this bill not proceed further in the Senate...”), concluding with: “Members of your committee concur that Bill S-252, An Act to amend the Blood Regulations, proposes a regulatory change that is overly simple for a complex issue and has the potential of resulting in unintended consequences.”
03.20.19 Jennifer Chandler, Professor of Law, Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics at the University of Ottawa, expresses agreement with the letter during testimony before the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology on Bill S-252, the Voluntary Blood Donations Act.
03.11.19 Signatory Vida Panitch, along with co-author L. Chad Horne, cite the letter in their article “Paying for Plasma: Commodification, Exploitation, and Canada's Plasma Shortage,” in the Canadian Journal of Bioethics.
01.15.19 Alice Fulwood (The Economist) mentions the letter on Trade Talks: Blood Trade, a podcast from the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
Winter 18 Peter Jaworski writes about politics and the ban on paid plasma for The Taxpayer.
10.04.18 Peter M. Jaworski speaks about the Canadian paid plasma debate and the open letter on the Cato Daily Podcast.
09.13.18 Signatory Vida Panitch, along with co-author L. Chad Horne, discuss the open letter as they explain “Why Canadians should be paid for blood plasma donation” in The Conversation.
08.16.18 Columnist Marni Soupcoff mentions the open letter in a piece for the National Post.
07.26.18 The open letter is published; press release available here.
07.19.18 Donation Ethics releases a draft of its third open letter, addressed to the Senate of Canada and expressing concerns about Bill S-252, which would prohibit compensation for plasma donation nationwide.
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06.13.18 Signatories Chris MacDonald and Peter Jaworski write about paid plasma donation for Canadian Business magazine. It was also published by Maclean’s magazine.
06.13.18 Economist Timothy Taylor mentions the open letter in a piece for BBN Times.
05.28.18 Signatories Nicola Lacetera and Mario Macis write about the Canadian blood plasma debate for Policy Options.
05.23.18 Health Canada’s Expert Panel on Immune Globulin Product Supply and Related Impacts in Canada releases their final report, “Protecting Access to Immune Globulins for Canadians.” The open letter is discussed on p. 53 and published in its entirety as Appendix G.
▸ executive summary
▸ complete report (en)
▸ rapport complet (fr)
05.07.18 Peter Jaworski and Mario Macis, a signatory, discuss paid plasma on Efecto Naim (Spanish).
02.23.18 Vida Panitch, a signatory, discusses the open letter and paid plasma with Graham Sher (CEO of Canadian Blood Services), and Jacalyn Duffin (Professor Emeritus at Queen’s University) on CBC’s Sunday Edition.
02.06.18 Justin Weinberg writes about the open letter on philosophy news blog Daily Nous.
02.05.18 David Faraci writes about the open letter on the ethics blog PEA Soup.
01.24.18 Ronald Bailey writes about the open letter for Reason magazine’s Hit & Run blog.
01.20.18 Alvin Roth, a signatory, writes about the open letter on his blog.
1994 Québec adds a prohibition on compensation for blood plasma to its civil code.
08.08.17The Wall Street Journal reports on withdrawal of the proposed ban on compensation for bone marrow stem cell donation.
11.15.16 The Niskanen Center releases its Bone Marrow Mismatch report: “The Niskanen Center thus joins the signatories of the letter found at DonationEthics.com in demanding that this rule not be enacted.”
11.15.16 The Niskanen Center and the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics host a Hill Panel on the legalization of compensation for bone marrow donation. Video here.
09.20.16 Peter M. Jaworski delivers a copy of the bone marrow letter to Shelley Grant and reads it out loud to her and one of her colleagues during a one-hour special listening meeting at the HHS.
09.12.16 Ilya Somin writes about the bone marrow letter for the Washington Post.