Girl, 10, denied lung transplant because of age

Posted at 10:26 AM, Jun 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-04 10:26:46-04

The life of a Pennsylvania girl is on the line in a battle over federal guidelines.

Sara Murnagh is at the top of the transplant list, but rules may prevent the 10 year-old from getting the lungs she needs in time to save her life.

Doctors say she has cystic fibrosis is now in intensive care.

Federal guidelines disqualify her for an adult lung until she’s 12 unless every other adult on the waiting list turns down a donor lung.

Sarah’s parents are frustrated because the federal government refused to intervene.