Closings & Delays

A little PA girl needs a transplant to live

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sarah-murnaghan-600×337A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl has been waiting for 18 months for a transplant. A vital organ that she needs to survive; however, there is a policy that is getting in the way.

Sarah Murnaghan has end-stage cystic fibrosis.

Her parents say a lung transplant is the only thing that can save her life. But the Health and Human Services is saying they can’t help her.

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has asked for a review of the policy regarding age and transplants.

But Sarah’s parents are begging the government to allow her to get an adult lung now.

On Tuesday, Pennsylvania’s congressman Lou Barletta makes his argument for Sarah and asked this policy be suspended.

Doctors say that art this rate, Sarah will not to see 11-years-old.