CNN BREAKING NEWS
Jesica Santillan to Undergo Surgery
Aired February 20, 2003 - 06:56 ET
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CAROL COSTELLO, CNN ANCHOR: Well, an update on our breaking news this morning.
Jesica Santillan, the 17-year-old Mexican teenager who was in the hospital to get a heart/lung transplant and they transplanted organs with the wrong blood type into her body, and she's been in very critical condition ever since, well, the good news this morning, another heart/lung came in about 1:30 a.m. Eastern time.
She's due to undergo surgery at 8:00 Eastern this morning. There will be a live press conference at 7:30 Eastern at Duke University Hospital in North Carolina. And, of course, we will take that live in AMERICAN MORNING.
So, again, a live news conference from Duke University Hospital officials to happen at 7:30 Eastern time.
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