Organ transplant groups change rules due to Sarah Murnaghan

June 24, 2014 12:35 AM

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Organ transplant groups change rules due to Sarah Murnaghan

As expected, the organizations that set national organ allocation policy on Monday permanently adopted the temporary rule change that enabled then-10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan of Newtown Square to receive adult lungs almost a year ago.

In a press release, the board of directors of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing said the change would expand access only "for a very limited group of young lung transplant candidates."

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