Jun 12, 2013 2:36 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A family spokeswoman says the lungs being implanted in a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl at the center of a debate on organ donation are from an adult.
Sarah Murnaghan, who suffers from severe cystic fibrosis, is receiving her new lungs at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
No other details about the donor are known, including whether they came through the regular donor system or through public appeals.
Murnaghan's health was deteriorating when a judge intervened last week, giving her a chance at the much larger list of organs from adult donors.
Spokeswoman Maureen Garrity says the family received word about the lungs Tuesday night. The Newtown Square girl was in surgery just after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Garrity says the family is "beyond excited" but mindful that someone else "had to lose a family member."
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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