“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.
Chris details the restraining order issued that could provide a lung for a Newtown Square girl in need of a transplant and the collapse of a building yesterday in Center City. He talks to Senator Pat Toomey and hosts a debate between Katrina Anderson of the Commonwealth Foundation and Wendell Young of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union on the privatization of Pennsylvania’s state owned liquor stores.
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.
Chris discusses the struggle by a Newtown Square family to obtain a lung transplant for their daughter, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s decision to call a special election to fill the Senate seat of the late Frank Lautenberg, and the appointment of Susan Rice as the next National Security Adviser. He also talks to Congressman Pat Meehan, Lt. Governor Jim Cawley, and Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine.
Chris discusses the death of New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg and whether Governor Chris Christie will appoint a Republican to fill his seat. He also details a family’s struggle to get a lung transplant for their daughter and why the government should not be involved. He also talks to Rich Zeoli and climate scientist Steve Goreham.
Under current regulations, adult lungs go priority to patients over the age of 12.
Chris analyzes the New York Times, CNN and Associated Press’s decision to decline a meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder, a local girl’s battle for a lung transplant, and the capture of a bear in Burlington County. He also talks to Victor Fiorillo from the Philly Post about a racial discrimination suit filed against the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office.
There are several new developments in a desperate struggle to save a Newtown Square girl’s life, including a congressman getting involved.
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.
“Currently we use organs from about 15 to 20% of potential donors. If we can increase that number to 50 to 80%, somewhere between two to four times as many organs will be available with the same outcome,” Dr. Edward Cantu said.
Making lung transplants more viable, with an experimental new technique could save thousands of lives.