Lung Transplant Patient Breathing on Her Own

Sarah Murnaghan, 11, had a tracheostomy removed a year after receiving a double adult lung transplant.
1:02 | 06/16/14

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Marking a milestone in a controversial. Medical transplant case you might remember a -- year old Sarah Myrna. She underwent two double lung transplants last year this weekend though on the one year anniversary of the operation. She -- back in the hospital but for good reason to get to helping her debris is removed. Last year Sarah was dying cystic fibrosis and she needed that lung transplant in order to survive. Looking at a twelve rule prevented her qualifying for adult months. The -- says children under twelve -- only receive children lungs once they are available. Excluding any possibility of an adult lung transplant but a federal judge ordered for a small change in the -- making an exception for -- Tweaks that rule is only temporary and it expires this summer and organ procurement and transplantation network plans to vote next month. Whether to make that change.

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