Judge Orders Girl Added to Transplant List
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|Thu, 06-06-2013 - 1:37pm|
Has anyone been following the story of the 10 year old girl with CF who is in desperate needs for donor lungs, but cannot get on the adult regsitry because she is too young? Her parents have been asking for help from politicians, who have been lobbying for the secretary of health to intervene. They finally got a judge to issue an order that gives the girl an exception to the standard transplant rule for 10 days:
There is a debate now on whether judges should be able to intervene in a medical case such as this, that the decision on who receives organs should not be made by non-medical people.
Any thoughts on the story?