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10-year-old Philadelphia girl allowed to get in line for lung transplant

10-year-old Philadelphia girl allowed to get in line for lung transplant

Source: Q13 Fox

A Philadelphia girl with cystic fibrosis desperately needs a lung transplant. Her family’s fight to save her life ended up in federal court. On Wednesday, a judge ruled in favor of the family, sparking renewed hope for the little girl and talk over transplant rules. Dr. Andre Dick, of Seattle Children’s, discusses the case.

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