10-Year-Old Getting New Lungs

Sarah Murnaghan to have surgery today
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2013 11:09 AM CDT

(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 name to be added to the adult donor list. No word yet on the origin of the donated lungs beyond a statement Murnaghan's mom posted to Facebook: "[The donor's family] has experienced a tremendous loss, may God grant them a peace that surpasses understanding." She adds, joyously, "Today is the start of Sarah's new beginning and new life!" (Read more Sarah Murnaghan stories.)

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