July 9, 2013 2:34 pm
Sarah Murnaghan, the 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who received a new pair of lungs last month after challenging organ donation guidelines, has contracted pneumonia in her right lung.
June 10, 2013 2:13 pm
Today, organ transplant experts are meeting to review the guidelines for children.
June 6, 2013 6:57 pm
Thursday, the same judge has ordered that a second child at a Philadelphia hospital — a New York City boy — be put on the adult waiting list for donated lungs too, even though neither he nor Murnaghan technically qualify for the list based on their age.
June 4, 2013 4:51 pm
Although adults make up the majority of the lung transplant waiting list, bioethicist Art Caplan said children should be given priority if they’re sicker than those adults.
May 29, 2013 1:42 pm
The parents of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl are urging officials to change the policy regarding organ transplants to allow the sickest to receive the first available appropriate donation, regardless of age.
May 7, 2013 2:09 pm
In halachic precedent, Israel’s former Chief Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron rules life-saving organ donation can be received from HIV-positive patient, even if recipient may be infected with disease.
April 22, 2013 2:43 pm
Should parents be required to tell donor children of their origins? An influential British think-tank says No.
March 14, 2013 1:07 pm
A woman who was given a new liver, pancreas, stomach and small and large intestine at a Miami hospital in 2007 has delivered a healthy baby girl, believed to be the first known case of a five-organ transplant patient giving birth.
February 13, 2013 12:37 pm
Should users of medical marijuana be prevented from getting needed organ transplants? Not according to a bill being considered by state legislators, which treats medical marijuana as no different from any other prescription drug.
December 18, 2012 5:02 pm
Jennifer Wederell was given the lungs of a 20-a-day smoker. A year after the operation she died of cancer. Husband says she would never have agreed to transplant had she known.