Girl added to adult list gets transplant

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Girl added to adult list gets transplant
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Wed, 06-12-2013 - 12:36pm

http://news.yahoo.com/pa-girl-took-donor-rules-gets-transplant-153651080.html

I am curious to see where this challenge to protocol will lead in the transplant system.

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Wed, 06-12-2013 - 2:42pm
I was just coming to post about this. It is going to interesting to see where this goes from here. You made some very good points in the other thread. As happy as I am for this girl and her family, it could have some bad repercussions.

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Fri, 06-14-2013 - 12:21am
Why oh why do I read the comments after these stories. I didn't know much about CF before having a child with CF, but the willful and vitriolic ignorance is sickening.
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Sat, 06-15-2013 - 1:06am
As I have given this more thought, another thing occurred to me. Sarah, at age 10 would fall below the standard age cutoff, but at 5'3" is the height of an adult. So, she is too big for pediatric lungs and would be too young to be on the list for adult lungs. That's a sobering thought.
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