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Sarah Murnaghan

(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

(US Sen. Pat Toomey, in Philadelphia last June.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Sen. Toomey Pushes For End of Over-12 Rule For Adult Lung Transplant Recipients

Toomey isn’t pushing for a particular new policy but says he’s been told that the current lower age limit of 12 for adult lung transplants is arbitrary.

06/10/2013

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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

(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)

Congressman Lou Barletta Asking Government To Break The Rules To Save A 10-Year-Old’s Life

On Tuesday, WPHT’s Gary R’nel spoke with Congressman Lou Barletta, who is calling for a rebuff of the law so that Sarah Murnaghan might be able to receive the transplant.

06/04/2013

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

Sebelius: I Can’t Step Into Girl’s Transplant Case

The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services says she doesn’t want to intervene in transplant decisions about a dying Pennsylvania girl when other children are just as sick.

06/04/2013

(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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