June 20, 2013
Ethically Murky Case of 10-y.o. Girl in Need of Lungs
Sally Satel, Slate
The plight of Sarah Murnaghan made headlines over the past several weeks. The 10-year-old girl suffers from cystic fibrosis, a crippling respiratory ailment. She was dying, but she was deemed ineligible—then, after an uproar, eligible—for an adult lung transplant. She received a new set of lungs on June 12.
TAGGED: Bioethics, Organ Transplant, Lungs