Sarah Murnaghan Case Prompts Permanent Lung Transplant Policy Tweak

June 23, 2014 9:06 PM

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Sarah Murnaghan Case Prompts Permanent Lung Transplant Policy Tweak

A family’s successful fight to get a lung transplant for their dying 10-year-old daughter last spring has resulted in a permanent organ transplant policy tweak for pediatric patients.

The family of Sarah Murnaghan fought the so-called Under 12 Rule last year, claiming it was discriminatory because Sarah could be offered adult lungs only after they were offered to other matching adults. The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, which is under contract with the federal gov...

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