Dying 10 year old getting her wish to be put on transplant list

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Sarah Murnaghan, 10, is getting her wish and will be put on the adult lung transplant list.

A U.S. district judge granted her family’s request due to the severity of Murnaghan’s condition.

The family is challenging organ transplant rules that say children under age 12 must wait for pediatric lungs to become available.

The family says that rarely happens.

Murnaghan’s doctors believe they can perform a successful transplant with adult lungs.

She has been hospitalized for three months with end-stage cystic fibrosis.

The family went to court after health and human services secretary Kathleen Sebelius declined to change the policy in place since 2004.

 

 

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