Southeastern PA

Sarah Murnaghan doing well after 2nd lung transplant

PHILADELPHIA - The parents of a 10-year-old Delaware County girl recovering after a double lung transplant said she is taking some breaths on her own. 

Sarah Murnaghan's parents also announced Friday that their daughter had a second lung transplant at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia that had not previously been revealed.

The Newtown Square girl suffers from severe cystic fibrosis. She underwent the operation amid a national debate over the organ allocation process.

Sarah's parents said the first set of lungs failed after the June 12 transplant and Sarah was placed on machines. She received a second set of lungs on June 15.

Her family said that operation was a success and Sarah has taken a few breaths on her own.


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