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How Organ Recipients Are Chosen

Few issues in the medical community are more heart wrenching than organ donation. With a limited number of donor organ available, some patients will live, while others will not. Laci looks at how the whole system works, and how children in need of organs sometime suffer the most.

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Girl to Get Lungs After Transplant Controversy

“The 10-year-old girl whose family fought the so-called Under 12 Rule for the past several weeks will receive a lung transplant today.”

Organ Transplantation

“Every day about a dozen people in the United States die waiting for organ transplants.”

The Need Is Real: Data

“During your visit to organdonor.gov someone may have been added to the waiting list. It happens every 10 minutes.”

Lung Donor System: How Kids May Slip Through Cracks

“The case of Sarah Murnaghan, a 10-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis in dire need of a lung transplant, has some people questioning the rules regarding how lungs are.”

Lawsuits Aside, U.S. Lung-Donor Policy Works

“In ordering Kathleen Sebelius to ignore federal policy and allow 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan and 11-year-old Javier Acosta to join the adult waiting list for lung transplants this week, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Baylson declared that the policy ‘discriminates against children and serves no purpose, is arbitrary, capricious and an abuse of discretion.'”

Ethicists weigh in on pediatric lung transplant case

“Deciding who gets transplants is a complex medical issue that should be decided by transplant experts, not the courts or members of Congress, experts say.”

United Network for Organ Sharing

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