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Pennsylvania girl who got on adult donor list gets lung transplant
Pennsylvania girl who got on adult donor list gets lung transplant

The critically ill 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who was at the center of efforts to allow children younger than 12 to receive adult lungs was in surgery undergoing a transplant on Wednesday. Sarah Murnaghan, who suffers from severe cystic fibrosis, was receiving a new set of lungs at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. A hospital spokeswoman, Dana Mortensen, said by telephone that she was barred from discussing issues involving the patient because of privacy concerns. But the family confirmed that the surgery was underway in a posting on the Facebook page of Sarah’s mother, Janet Ruddock Murnaghan. She also thanked the donor of the lungs. “God is great! He moved the...

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