Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has agreed to meet again with the parents of a disabled South Jersey girl who say the child was rejected for a kidney transplant, sparking an Internet uproar over the weekend.
The hospital has declined to comment on the case, citing laws that require the protection of patient confidentiality.
But in an emotional blog post last week, Chrissy Rivera said the hospital refused to perform a transplant for her 3-year-old daughter, Amelia, saying she was "mentally retarded."
"In my eyes, I think it's discrimination," Rivera said in a telephone interview. She said the hospital contacted her about setting up another meeting.