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Lung Transplant Policy Change Will Help Young Children

A lung transplant policy change inspired by an 11 year old girl may save thousands more children. CNN News reports that after Sarah Murnaghan’s parents waged a campaign to allow Sarah to receive adult lungs for transplantation, “the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN) and United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) announced their decision to allow some children ages 11 or younger to receive additional priority for lung transplants.” “The new policy change to allow some child recipients to receive lungs from adult donors ‘is meant to provide an appropriate balance for a specific group of candidates,’ a UNOS statement said Monday.” The Murnaghans say that the fight was not only about Sarah, but for children everywhere.

Read the article published by CNN News.