A debate has been sparked in Pennsylvania as a woman tries to get a heart transplant OK'd for her son who is autistic.
Paul "has a left ventricle that didn't close after he was born, so his heart doesn't pump the right amount of blood," according to ABCnews.com .
Twenty-three-year-old Paul Corby was denied the transplant over concerns about his "psychiatric issues" and "autism," among other factors.
Karen Corby is demanding answers after her son was not recommended for a heart from the Pennsylvania hospital.
If your child needed a heart transplant to survive, should being autistic or suffering from other brain disorders be factored into the decision?
Or do you side with hospital officials who claim this type of surgery is risky because of the unpredictable effect of steroids on behavior?
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