Health Care

Family of Brain Dead Teen, Children's Hospital Agree to Transfer Her to Another Facility

Hospital insisted on pulling the plug, family objected


The family of 13-year-old Jahi McMath and Children's Hospital Oakland have reached an agreement that will allow a team to transfer the girl to another facility.

The facility was not immediately identified and although the girl can be moved while on a ventilator, her mother will take full responsibility for Jahi during the transfer, including in the event that the teen's heart stops beating, under an agreement reached Friday.