On June 5, 2013, a federal district court judge issued a temporary restraining order enjoining the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to direct the OPTN to allow Sarah Murnaghan, a pediatric lung transplant candidate, to be considered alongside older candidates for lung offers from adolescent and adult donors without consideration of her age. The reply letter to the Secretary, which has been posted on the OPTN website, addresses OPTN actions taken as a result.
OPTN response to court order regarding Sarah Murnaghan
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