This morning ten-year-old Sarah Murnaghan of Pennsylvania, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, has a new set of lungs and a new chance at life.
Yesterday Sarah underwent a six hour transplant operation receiving lungs that came from an adult donor. Doctors are pleased with her prognosis.
Chief Medical Correspondent Doctor Sanjay Gupta has more on her chances of survival, and potential complications her recovery faces.
I'm happy for the girl who got the lung transplant, but I am concerned about the proceess. As a registered organ donor, I am concerned that those with money to hire a good lawyer, or who have the means or luck to get media attention get to go to the top of the list. If this is the way its going to be, I have to re-evaluate my status as a potential donor. I have to believe that the process is as fair as possible, based on need and survivability, or I am not willing to participate. By the way, I have a cousin (an adult) living in Ohio, who is also waiting for a lung.
She's been waiting for a long time.
That's very nice, and I'm sure we're all happy for her. But let's hear from the person who would have gotten the lung had they not gone to court.