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

Sarah Murnaghan's prognosis looks good: family
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 13, 2013 3:17 AM CDT
Updated Jun 13, 2013 7:17 AM CDT
10-Year-Old Girl's Lung Transplant a Success
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, and mother, Janet. The 10-year-old suburban Philadelphia girl received a lung transplant there Wednesday,...   (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. (Read more Sarah Murnaghan stories.)

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