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A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that most bone marrow donors can be paid, overturning the government's interpretation of a decades-old law making such compensation a crime punishable by up to five years in prison.
He said such medical decisions are left up to patients and doctors without government intrusion.
He said removing prostates and other risky procedures that may not be medically necessary occur often and are not prohibited.