Girl, 10, Prompts Organ Transplant Policy Change

A national lung review board could consider pediatric patients as adults on a case-by-case basis.
0:37 | 06/11/13

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The medical board it says transplant guidelines has opened a loophole in the so called under twelve rule. A federal court rejected the -- last week when a dying ten year old girl was denied a lung transplant because she was too young. With that decision -- organ procurement and transplantation network but -- policy to a vote. And while the rule will remain in place patients will now have a more open channel for appeals. The guideline was initially put in place because adult -- are rarely suitable for transplants to children. Though BT and says it will continue to -- to refine his decision making process but warned that medical policy should be guided by science not judges or congress.

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