Mother says 10-year-old lung transplant recipient in Philly leaving intensive care unit

  • Updated: August 1, 2013 - 2:56 PM
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May 30, 2013: 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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PHILADELPHIA — The mother of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl recovering from two double lung transplants says the girl will soon move out of intensive care.

Janet Murnaghan wrote on her Facebook page Tuesday that her daughter Sarah is being moved to a progressive care unit at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

The Newtown Square girl received the transplants after a federal judge intervened in her parents' lawsuit challenging national transplant rules.

Sarah's first set of adult lungs failed after a transplant June 12. A second set was transplanted three days later.

Janet Murnaghan did not return a call Thursday, and the family has not given the hospital permission to comment.

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