Sarah Murnaghan Gets Second Lung Transplant After First Fails

10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan, who has cystic fibrosis, received a much-publicized lung transplant on June 12th this year. Soon after the surgery, her mother said today, Sarah’s health began to “spiral out of control,” and she was placed on a bypass machine that would only allow her to survive for one week. Three days after the first failed transplant, however, a second pair of lungs came through. That operation, also performed at CHOP, was risky: The pair of lungs she received were infected with pneumonia. It seems to have gone well, though, and she is now awake and communicating. [NBC 10]