10-Year-Old Girl's Lung Transplant a Success
Sarah Murnaghan's prognosis looks good: family
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jun 13, 2013 3:17 AM CDT
Updated Jun 13, 2013 7:17 AM CDT
FILE - In this May 30, 2013 file photo provided by the Murnaghan family, Sarah Murnaghan, center, celebrates the 100th day of her stay in Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with her father, Fran, left,...   (AP Photo/Murnaghan Family, File)

(Newser) – Sarah Murnaghan, 10, has new lungs. The transplant "went smoothly and Sarah did extremely well," said the family of the girl who saw a federal judge intervene to let her receive adult lungs. "The surgeons had no challenges resizing and transplanting the donor lungs," the Murnaghans said. "Her doctors are very pleased with both her progress during the procedure and her prognosis for recovery." She's now in intensive care. Half of lung transplant patients live five years after the procedure, while a third live 10 years, an expert tells USA Today.

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Jun 14, 2013 1:19 PM CDT
Hope she beats the odds
Jun 13, 2013 12:06 PM CDT
Jun 13, 2013 8:19 AM CDT
I stand amazed at how casually many of the commenters here are willing to bid a 10 year old girl "sayonara sucker"... I am ashamed how you scoff as you look down your nose at a mother desperately trying to save her daughter... I am appalled at how callously you judge others dealing with circumstances that have likely never touched your lives. If an organ can be used, why not use it? How many organs go to waste each year because potential recipients are not in the right class? How many people die each year because they're not in the right class for the available organ? You'll sit comfortable in your easy chair and accuse this mother, judge, me, people at large, whoever of being emotional...well...DUH!!! Human beings are emotional beings. If you would begrudge a 10 year old child a life saving procedure (even if it only prolongs her life for a few years) then I have a judgement for you: evil.