Ethicists weigh in on pediatric lung transplant case

June 7, 2013 6:39 AM

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Ethicists weigh in on pediatric lung transplant case

Deciding who gets transplants is a complex medical issue that should be decided by transplant experts, not the courts or members of Congress, experts say.

There are almost 1,700 people in this country on the waiting list for a lung transplant, including 31 children under age 11, according to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. But none captured the public's attention like the case of Sarah Murnaghan, age 10, who suffers from end-stage c...

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