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Double-Lung Transplant for Child Believed First

United Press International

Doctors at Children’s Hospital have performed what they claim is the nation’s first double-lung transplant in a child, a hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday. Shellyan Schaefer Pearson, 14, of Tacoma, Wash., suffered from a pulmonary malformation that prevented her blood from being properly oxygenated. She was in critical condition.


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