Girl to get lungs after transplant controversy

abcnews.go.com Published: June 12, 2013

The 10-year-old girl whose family fought the so-called Under 12 rule for the past several weeks will receive a lung transplant today from an adult donor, according to ABC News.



The site reports Sarah Murnaghan, 10, of Pennsylvania, was dying of cystic fibrosis when her family brought the Under 12 Rule, a little-know organ transplant policy, to national attention after arguing that the rule had been unfairly pushing Sarah to the bottom of the adult lung transplant waiting list.

The family won a court order to put Sarah on equal footing with adults on the list and prompted an Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network policy change, according to ABC News.

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