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Girl, 11, Home After Double Lung Transplant

Sarah Murnaghan spent several months in the hospital

(Newser) - The little girl whose battle to receive a double lung transplant sparked a national debate went home today after several months in the hospital. Sarah Murnaghan recently turned 11 years old. She nearly died waiting for a transplant as end stage cystic fibrosis led to the deterioration of her lungs.... More »

Girl Who Got Lung Transplant Needed Another

But Sarah Murnaghan is doing better after second operation

(Newser) - The 10-year-old girl whose need for a lung transplant brought national attention to the way the donor waiting list works is recuperating after needing a second transplant. The parents of Sarah Murnaghan revealed yesterday that the first set of lungs their daughter received failed just hours after the operation was... More »

10-Year-Old Girl's Lung Transplant a Success

Sarah Murnaghan's prognosis looks good: family

(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... More »

10-Year-Old Getting New Lungs

Sarah Murnaghan to have surgery today

(Newser) - The year's most famous organ-donation candidate will soon be its most famous organ recipient. The AP reports that Sarah Murnaghan will today receive a lung transplant at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The announcement comes exactly one week after a federal judge intervened in her case , allowing Murnaghan's... More »

2nd Family Sues Sebelius Over Organ Transplant

Judge rules that 11-year-old can go on adult waiting list

(Newser) - This might help explain why health secretary Kathleen Sebelius didn't think it was wise to intervene on organ-donor rules in the case of a young girl needing a lung transplant. One day after that family sued and won the right to have the 10-year-old placed on the adult waiting... More »

Judge's Ruling Clears Way for Girl to Receive Lung

Federal judge says Sarah Murnaghan eligible to be on adult donor list

(Newser) - The odds that 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan will get a life-saving lung transplant just shot up dramatically. A federal judge in Philadelphia ruled this afternoon that Sarah is eligible to receive a lung from the adult donor list, reports AP . Normally, kids younger than 12 can't do so, but the... More »

Sebelius Won't Intervene in Transplant Case

Health chief calls young girl's plight 'incredibly agonizing'

(Newser) - The US health secretary said she won't intervene in an "incredibly agonizing" transplant decision about a dying Pennsylvania girl , noting that three other children in the same hospital are just as sick. Kathleen Sebelius told a congressional panel today that medical experts should make those decisions. The 10-year-old... More »

Parents to Sebelius: Tweak Transplant Law, Save Our Kid

Girl with cystic fibrosis needs adult lungs fast

(Newser) - Parents in Pennsylvania are calling for Kathleen Sebelius' help: Their 10-year-old daughter could have just weeks to live without a lung transplant, but current rules stand in her way. Suffering from cystic fibrosis, Sarah Murnaghan has been waiting for 18 months for a transplant. She's at the top of... More »

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