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Girl to Get Lung Transplant From Adult Donor Amid Controversy

The 10-year-old girl whose family fought the so-called Under 12 Rule for the last several weeks will receive a lung transplant today from an adult donor, her aunt told ABC News.

Sarah Murnaghan, 10, of Newtown Square, Penn., was dying of cystic fibrosis when her family brought the Under 12 Rule, a little known organ transplant policy, to national attention after arguing that the rule had been pushing Sarah to the bottom of the adult lung transplant waiting list. They won a court order to put her on equal footing with adults on the transplant list and prompted an Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network policy change.

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