Dying Girl Gets Lung Transplant From Adult Donor

The lungs offered Wednesday to a dying 10-year-old girl whose transplant plight changed the nation’s organ allocation rules came from an adult donor, perhaps proving that her parents were right all along.

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Sarah Murnaghan of Newtown Square, Pa., underwent more than six hours of surgery to receive two lobe transplants, meaning that a pair of adult lungs was cut down to fit her small size, according to a statement from her family, including parents Janet and Francis Murnaghan.

“We are thrilled to share that Sarah is out of surgery,” the statement read. “Her doctors are very pleased with both her progress during the procedure and her prognosis for recovery.”

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