Young Girl Gets Lung

Sarah Murnaghan, the 10-year-old girl who recently moved to the adult transplant list, received a new lung on Wednesday at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Murnaghan, who had spent three months in the hospital, was dying from cystic fibrosis and needed a new lung to survive but was having a hard time finding one from a pediatric donor. A federal judge in Philadelphia ruled that the young patient could be added to the adult list even though she wasn’t yet 12. Her case could have implications for other children awaiting transplants.