Lung Transplant Rule That Saved Sarah is Final

June 23, 2014 8:42 PM

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Lung Transplant Rule That Saved Sarah is Final

A controversial rule change that allowed a young Pennsylvania girl to get a life-saving lung transplant is now permanent, paving the way for other children to receive expanded access to the organs in short supply.

The board of directors of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, or OPTN, a federal contractor that oversees organ allocation, voted Monday to finalize the policy put in place last year after a high-profile fight over the fate of Sarah Murnaghan.

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