Girl who needed lung transplant gets adult lung, cause policy change

June 24, 2014 5:55 AM

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Girl who needed lung transplant gets adult lung, cause policy change

This is going to be a great news for young patients who need lung transplant. Kids of 11 years or lower may be given priority in lung transplants even if it is from older donors. So far it was difficult for young kids needing lung transplants to get livers from young donors.

A policy change by Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN) and United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) has come after persistent requests and follow up besides litigation from the parents of an 11-year old girl. The girl who was kept on machine for the last three years would have waited inde...

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