Cystic fibrosis

This handout photo provide by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, taken March 5, 2014, shows  Dr. Christian Bermudez of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center checking patient Jon Sacker, who was being treated with an experimental device called the Hemolung that acts like dialysis for lungs.  (AP Photo/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)

Unapproved device buys time for new pair of lungs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jon Sacker was near death, too sick for doctors to attempt the double lung transplant he so desperately needed. His only chance: An experimental machine that essentially works like dialysis for the […]

07/01/2014

In this May 30, 2013 photo provided by the Murnaghan family, Sarah Murnaghan, center, celebrates the 100th day of her stay in Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with her father, Fran, left, and mother, Janet. (AP Photo/Murnaghan Family)

Pa. girl to leave hospital after lung transplants

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl whose plight for a new pair of lungs spurred a national debate over organ transplants is going home Tuesday, her mother said Monday. In a posting on her […]

08/26/2013

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Girl who got new lungs in Pa. has pneumonia

  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — 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 […]

07/08/2013

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Pa. girl doing well after 2nd lung transplant

  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who underwent a double-lung transplant amid a national debate over the organ allocation process has undergone a second transplant after the first failed and is now taking […]

06/28/2013

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Pa. girl who took on organ donor rules gets lung

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 10-year-old girl whose efforts to qualify for an organ donation drew public debate over how donated lungs are allocated was getting a transplant Wednesday, her family said. Sarah Murnaghan, who suffers […]

06/12/2013

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Spokesman: Girl’s condition is worsening

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A family spokeswoman says a dying 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl’s condition has worsened as she awaits a lung transplant. The national organ transplant network complied with a judge’s unusual order last night and […]

06/06/2013

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