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On Wednesday U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson ordered to suspend existing rules on organ distribution so that a dying 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl (Sarah Murnaghan) has a better chance at receiving a lung transplant. The judge approved this request because of the seriousness of Murnaghan’s condition.

Originally Pennsylvania rules don’t make children under the age of 12 priorities for receiving adult lungs.

Before these proceedings, Health and Human services secretary Kathleen Sebelius declined to intervene in the case despite many pleas from congress in Pennsylvania. Now, “Baylson ordered Sebelius to instruct the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network to add Sarah to the adult list “so that she can be considered … based on the medical severity of her condition as compared to the medical severity of persons over 12.”