Case of dying 10-year-old prompts federal call for review of child organ transplant rules

June 2, 2013 5:51 PM

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Case of dying 10-year-old prompts federal call for review of child organ transplant rules

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is calling for a review of policies concerning who gets lungs for transplant in light of the case of a Pennsylvania girl dying of cystic fibrosis.

The parents of 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan are fighting organ-donation rules that require adult lungs be offered first to adults, even those who are in less serious need than their daughter.

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