Lung transplant successful for 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan

Posted at 7:01 PM, Jun 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-13 19:01:15-04

Doctors say they are very pleased with the progress of the little ten-year-old girl in Philadelphia who received a lifesaving double-lung transplant.
Sarah Murnaghan, who suffers from severe cystic fibrosis, was in surgery for about six hours yesterday.

Her family challenged a transplant policy that made children under the age of 12 wait for pediatric lungs to become available, something doctors say is rare.
With Sarah’s life hanging in the balance, a judge intervened and her name was put on an adult list – and a donor was found.
An 11-year-old boy from New York City was in the same situation and was also put on the adult list.