fix articles 168771, bone marrow
"I'm staying in police custody until we have health care for all," Sam Pullen, 3 (tags)
Sam Pullen, 31, was arrested yesterday in Los Angeles at a sit-in at the Blue Cross health insurance office. He is refusing to give information to police, vowing to stay in jail until Blue Cross stops denying care to those who need it most. Pullen was inspired to action by his mother, who was denied coverage for a lifesaving bone marrow transplant by Blue Cross when he was a teenager. Weakened by her cancer treatments, Pullen's mother staged a one-woman sit-in at the insurance company office, resulting in the approval of the transplant that extended her life for years. Thanks to the transplant, she lived long enough to see Pullen reach 18 years of age. Here is Sam's story.
Politics and Promise of Stem-Cell Research (tags)