Transplant policy revised for children

In an emergency meeting on Monday, the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network's executive committee voted to allow the cases of children younger than 12 seeking lung transplants be reviewed by a national board of surgeons. Prompted by two lawsuits that challenged transplant rules for pediatric patients, the policy would allow young patients, depending on the severity of their cases, be placed on the adolescent and adult waiting lists for lungs, while maintaining their position in the pediatric listing.

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