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Cystic Fibrosis

(Sarah Murnaghan, with her mother.  Credit: CBS3)

Sarah Murnaghan Receives “Shining Star” Award From Local Chapter Of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Sarah Murnaghan received The “Shining Star” award from the Delaware Valley chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the annual Wishes and Dreams Winter Ball.

02/14/2014

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2nd Child In Philadelphia Sues Over Lung Transplant List

A second child at a Philadelphia hospital is asking a federal judge to order that he be put on the adult waiting list for a donated lung.

06/06/2013

(Sarah Murnaghan, with her mother.  Credit: CBS3)

Medical Ethics Expert Decries Politicking In Girl’s Lung Transplant Case

“When a judge or a congressman or a bureaucrat says ‘I’m going to add you’ or ‘I don’t like the rules,’ this comes at a price,” says nationally known medical ethicist Arthur Caplan.

06/06/2013

(Sarah Murnaghan, with her mother.  Credit: CBS3)

Judge Issues Restraining Order Allowing 10-Year-Old Pa. Girl To Be Temporarily Added To Adult Lung Transplant List

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) says a judge has ruled to allow 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan and potentially other children to be temporarily added to the adult list for a lung transplant.

06/05/2013

10yo Sarah Murnaghan has been denied a life-saving lung transplant because of her age. (credit: CBS)

Local Case Causes Officials To Mull Over Guidelines For Lung Transplants And Children

Under current regulations, adult lungs go priority to patients over the age of 12.

06/03/2013

(Sarah Murnaghan, with her mother.  Credit: CBS3)

Health: Will Sarah Be Saved? Local Family Fights National Organ Donor Rule

There are several new developments in a desperate struggle to save a Newtown Square girl’s life, including a congressman getting involved.

05/28/2013

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Pa. Girl’s Parents Challenge Lung Donor Rule

The parents of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who has been waiting for a lung transplant for a year and a half are calling for a change in the policy governing organ transplants.

05/28/2013

Philadelphia Restaurant Raising Money For MANNA With Monthlong Cocktail Special

Rex 1516′s Chef Regis Jansen has stepped down due to his fight with a deadly illness. Now, the restaurant is stepping up with a new cocktail to raise money for the organization that helps him.

12/18/2012

Health

Hundreds To Gather For Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser In Philadelphia

Hundreds will gather Saturday night for a fundraiser to fight cystic fibrosis and support a 27-year-old Lower Merion woman who is suffering from the fatal disease.

12/01/2012

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PhillyHealthWatch: National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) Holds Tribute For Founder And President

The National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) honored Lee Ducat at a tribute dinner at the Rittenhouse Hotel, bringing together the world’s leading scientists and researchers for the occasion.

03/21/2012

Peggy Dolan

Ambler Group Helps Provide Air Conditioners For Sick Children

Peggy Dolan, founder and executive director of the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund, named for her late daughter, says the group has been distributing air conditioners and funding to help keep them running to families throughout the summer.

08/04/2011

Fundraiser for Kids with Cystic Fibrosis Tonight at Ballpark

The Phillies may be away today playing New York, but some South Jersey residents hope the Diamond Club will be filled with people since they are raising money for Cystic Fibrosis.

09/11/2010