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Girl who got new lungs in Philly has pneumonia
By Associated Press

Sarah Murgnaghan (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who had two adult-lung transplants after her parents sued to change national rules regarding organ donations has developed pneumonia in her right lung.

Sarah Murnaghan's mother wrote on her Facebook page Monday that Sunday was "a tough day" but Sarah's condition has stabilized.

Still, Janet Murnaghan calls the infection a large setback for her daughter.

Sarah has been hospitalized for months with end-stage cystic fibrosis. The girl from Newtown Square, Pa., a Philadelphia suburb, was a top candidate for organs from a child donor but none was available, and a national transplant policy put her at the bottom of the adult list.

Her parents then sued to change the policy. The action spurred a national debate and raised questions among some health experts and medical ethicists.




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