Pa. girl doing well after 2nd lung tr...

Pa. girl doing well after 2nd lung transplant

There are 2 comments on the Tri-cityherald.com story from Jun 28, 2013, titled Pa. girl doing well after 2nd lung transplant. In it, Tri-cityherald.com reports that:

In this May 30, 2013 file photo provided by the Murnaghan family, Sarah Murnaghan, center, celebrates the 100th day of her stay in Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with her father, Fran, left, and mother, Janet.

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Who died waiting

Katy, TX

#1 Jun 28, 2013
Two sets of lungs and counting...

Two others lay dying while this one patient who jumped ahead of them in line and was placed at the top of two lists has now received two sets of lungs while those who waited their turn go without.

What a waste of precious donated organs. This child's life expectancy isn't long with the disease she has, other organs are in danger of failure soon as well, but I guess she can cut in line again and go through a few livers too.

How many people are dying while they waste donated organs on this child who didn't even wait her turn?
WhoDoesNOTgetOne Now

Pottstown, PA

#2 Jun 29, 2013
I'm usually conservative on issues of health including keeping the government out of medical decisions. I was surprised when many conservatives jumped on Sebelius for not intervening.

But this is exactly why you don't want government intervening-if she had people would be all over her for wasting at least one set of adult lungs. This is why you stick to the book: the rules and procedures that were thought out and put in place ahead time.

And I don't care what they say, if you are a potential donor somewhere in the medical industry you are being sized up before you die. There is to much incentive to hasten or prolong someone's death based on donor status. But this is why you adhere to a set of rules, procedures and criteria put in place ahead of time.

There should be little thought or emotion on who gets a donated organ. Hate to say it but an organ donation-transplant should be profunctionary administrative paper work and computer entries only. The more human decision in the process the more people will become defacto gods. The process has precedent over people in this case.

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