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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Saving Sarah update

An update to Monday's story about attempts to change the rules for children awaiting organ transplants by adding children under 12 with life-threatening conditions (like 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan, who suffers from severe cystic fibrosis) to the adult list for a lung transplant. Today, Sarah is getting two new lungs. The hospital hasn't announced whether they're from an adult or child, but the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network ruled Monday night that families of youngsters in need of a transplant can follow a special appeal-and-review process, which Sarah's family did via attorney Chad Holtzman.