"The natural question following the news that California's 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled that bone marrow sales weren't a major federal crime was, what's the bone marrow market like? According to a lawyer in the case, the price for your precious, precious marrow can reach $3,000. But don't quit your job just yet: There's about a 1-in-540 chance you'll actually get the opportunity to donate. As it turns out, this is not a legitimate moneymaking scheme because of the difficulty in finding the right genetic match among the more than seven million people currently listed by the National Marrow Donor Program. You probably will be able to get compensated if your name gets called, but you'd have a better chance of winning most California scratchers."