NJ Parents See Hope After Transplant Denial Outcry

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The parents of a mentally disabled New Jersey girl say they've won a review of a children's hospital's decision to deny the girl a kidney transplant because of her mental disability.

Chrissy and Joseph Rivera says doctors at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are now willing to consider a transplant for their 3-year-old daughter, Amelia.

The Stratford, N.J., family says doctors initially told them Amelia wasn't eligible for a transplant because of a mental disability caused by Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome. A blog post by Chrissy Rivera earlier this month spawned a public outcry.

The Riveras say they received instructions for testing family members for compatibility at a meeting Friday.

Chrissy Rivera says her daughter's case still needs to be reviewed to determine if she's a good transplant candidate.


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