Philadelphia rulings on dying children spur debate on transplants

June 8, 2013 4:06 AM

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A second dying child has been given a chance to get a transplant of adult lungs, the latest step in a debate over a policy that has raised medical and legal questions.

Javier Acosta, 11, has been placed on the official list to receive an adult lung transplant, if the appropriate organ becomes available. The move was ordered by a federal judge in Philadelphia who earlier this week issued a similar temporary order to allow Sarah Murnaghan, 10, to be placed on the li...

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