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Lung Transplant

(Photo of double-lung-transplant recipient Sarah Murnaghan, from recent family video, shows her playing in a swimming pool while sporting a bandage over her residual tracheal wound.  Video provided.  6/23/2014)

Organ Transplant Board Votes To Allow Exception To Under 12 Rule To Remain In Place

The temporary exception, enacted last year, allowed 11-year-old Sarah Murnaghan of Newtown Square to have a double lung transplant operation with adult lungs.

06/23/2014

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

Sarah Murnaghan Leaves CHOP; Returns To Her Newtown Square Home

The 11-year-old Newtown Square girl who made national headlines when her parents sued to get her on the adult lung transplant list is finally home after long hospital stay.

08/27/2013

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

Sarah Murnaghan’s Road To Recovery

The 10-year-old Delaware County girl who underwent a double lung transplant on June 12th is now recovering.

08/27/2013

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

Mom: Sarah Murnaghan Off Oxygen After 2 Lung Transplants

Janet Murnaghan says that in the last few days Sarah has started to walk around the hospital with the aid of a walker and has even gone outside briefly.

08/25/2013

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Murnaghan Family: Sarah Makes Important Step Towards Recovery

The family of the 10-year-old Newtown Square girl who received two lung transplants in June shared some good news Thursday.

07/04/2013

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Delaware County Lung Transplant Patient Undergoes Diaphragm Surgery

The 10-year-old Delaware County girl who had two lung transplants in the last month underwent another surgery Tuesday.

07/02/2013

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Murnaghan Family: Sarah Had To Have Second Transplant After First Set Of Lungs Failed

The Murnaghan family is speaking out for the first time since 10-year-old Sarah underwent lung transplant surgery.

06/28/2013

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Lung Transplant Patient, Sarah Murnaghan, Responsive

Sarah’s mom, Janet, posted an update on Facebook, writing that Sarah is awake and nodding “yes” and “no” to questions.

06/22/2013

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

Court Hearing On Hold Over Lung Transplant Rules

A court hearing over organ donation rules is on hold after the Pennsylvania girl at the center of the lawsuit received a lung transplant.

06/14/2013

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

Pennsylvania Girl at Center of Transplant Debate Has Successful Lung Transplant Surgery

The ten-year-old, critically ill Delaware County girl whose desperate search for a donor lung captured national attention has undergone a successful surgery Wednesday.

06/12/2013

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

Pennsylvania Girl at Center of Transplant Debate Gets New Lung

The Delaware County girl whose wait for a lung transplant captured national attention was undergoing surgery after a donor lung became available.

06/12/2013

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

Transplant Group Rejects Lung Rule Changes, Creates Special Appeal And Review System

The national organization that manages organ transplants rejected making emergency rule changes Monday for children under 12 who are waiting on lungs, but created a special appeal and review system to hear such cases.

06/10/2013

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

Transplant Group To Consider Lung Rule Changes

The organization that sets national rules for organ transplants has scheduled a teleconference to discuss how lungs are allocated to young people.

06/10/2013

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Families Of Children Who Need Lung Transplants Await Potential Life-Or-Death Decision

The families have asked the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network to set aside its “under 12″ rule.

06/08/2013

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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

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