June 20, 2013

Ethically Murky Case of 10-y.o. Girl in Need of Lungs

Sally Satel, Slate


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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.

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TAGGED: Bioethics, Organ Transplant, Lungs

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