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Parents Lobby — and Win — a Shot at New Lungs for Their Kids. Are Transplant Rules Made to Be Broken?

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Parents Lobby — and Win — a Shot at New Lungs for Their Kids. Are Transplant Rules Made to Be Broken?

June 12, 2013

http://healthland.time.com/2013/06/12/parents-lobby-and-win-a-shot-at-new-lungs-for-their-kids-are-transplant-rules-made-to-be-broken/

 

Source - TIME Magazine


The families of two children with cystic fibrosis who need new lungs but were ineligible for adult organs have successfully used the courts and public opinion to get their daughter and son on the adult waiting list, which is normally unavailable to kids under 12. Dr. Benjamin Wilfond, of Seattle Children’s Hospital, is quoted in this article.

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