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All Your Organ Are Belong to Us
The Bioethics Of Mandatory Organ Donation

"One is faced with a choice of saying that the notion of brain death doesn't work, and since you're not supposed
to take organs from a donor until they're dead, we have to stop doing a lot of transplantation —
or you can find a better explanation for why total brain failure constitutes the
death of an organism," said Gilbert Meilaender, a Valparaiso University bioethicist and Council member.
"We offer a better philosophical explanation."

"If the heart still beats and the body still breathes (even with a ventilator)
and the body is warm and organs are maintained (somewhat) then it is a fiction to say the body is dead.
Death is not a hidden thing: it is manifest, and such a body is manifestly still alive".
The definition of death is being manipulated to provide hospitals with unconscious, unwilling donors; free organs and obscene profits.

The Organ Donation Dictionary

Opt-out Organ Donation (presumed consent)
There are two main systems for voluntary systems: "opt in" (anyone who has not given consent is not a donor) and "opt out" (anyone who has not refused is a donor). In some systems like in Australia (13.8 donors per million, 309 donors in 2010), family members are required to give consent or refusal, or may veto a potential recovery even if the donor has consented.

Opt-out legislative systems dramatically increase effective rates of consent for donation. However, because of cultural and infrastructural factors, public policies and other factors, this does not translate directly into increased rates of donation.

Some countries with an opt-out system like Spain (34 donors per million inhabitants) or Austria (21 donors/million) have high donor rates and some countries with opt-in systems like Germany (16 donors/million) or Greece (six donors/million) have lower rates. However Sweden, which has an opt-out system, has a low rate as well (15 donors/million). The president of the Spanish National Transplant Organisation, has acknowledged Spain's legislative approach is likely not the primary reason for the country's success in increasing the donor rates, starting in the 1990s.3

Glasgow Coma Scale or GCS
A neurological scale that aims to give a reliable, objective way of recording the conscious state of a person for initial as well as subsequent assessment. A patient is assessed against the criteria of the scale, and the resulting points give a patient score between 3 (indicating deep unconsciousness) and either 14 (original scale) or 15 (the more widely used modified or revised scale).

Irreversible Cessation of the Circulation of Blood
One of the two possible criteria for death in several countries including Australia.

Irreversible Cessation of all Function of the Brain
One of the two possible criteria for death in several countries including Australia.


0. http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2007/10/opt-out-organ-d/#previouspost
1. http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/01/braindeath/
2. Davis Albert Jones, "Nagging Doubts about Brain Death", Catholic Medical Quarterly (February 1985), http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/publications/attachments/e32.pdf
3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organ_donation
4. http://www.legislation.sa.gov.au/LZ/C/A/DEATH (DEFINITION) ACT 1983/CURRENT/1983.12.UN.PDF

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The non-compliance of clinical guidelines for organ donation with Australian statute law.
by James Tibballs

Journal of Law and Medicine (2008)
Volume: 16, Issue: 2, Pages: 335-355

Organ procurement is possible under statutes defining death as either irreversible cessation of all functions of the brain or irreversible cessation of the circulation, thus fulfilling the "dead donor rule". However, present practice does not conform strictly to these conditions.

Clinical guidelines for the diagnosis of whole-brain death are equated, with coma, to absence of brain-stem reflexes which essentially means the absence of spontaneous respiration which is clinically interpreted as "dead enough" or "as good as dead" for the purpose. Moreover, Krommydas v Sydney West Area Health Service 2006 NSWSC 901 suggests public distrust of brain-stem reflexes as tests to diagnose whole-brain death. Mandatory adoption of a test of brain blood circulation, at present optional, would strengthen reliability of the diagnosis.

Organ procurement is performed after cessation of the circulation following orchestrated withdrawal of futile life-support and is commenced when the heart fails to "auto-resuscitate" two minutes after it stops, rather than proven irreversible cessation. Ante-mortem procedures are performed on the donor to increase organ availability and viability but may contribute to or cause death. State and national ethical guidelines on this practice conflict and it appears proscribed under State guardianship legislation which requires actions in the best interests of the donor, not the recipient.

Considerations should be given to organ procurement in situations where the donor is dying or in which survival is impossible. Simple abandonment of the "dead donor rule", however, is not feasible since organ procurement would be the direct cause of death.


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Pediatric Organ Donation and Transplantation Policy Statement: More Questions, not Answers

Joseph L. Verheijde, PhD, MBA, PT
Departments of Biomedical Ethics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Mayo Clinic Phoenix, Arizona Center for Biology and Society School of Life Sciences Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona

Mohamed Y. Rady, MD, PhD, FCCM
Department of Medicine Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Mayo Clinic Phoenix, Arizona Department of Critical Care Medicine Mayo Clinic Hospital Phoenix, Arizona Center for Biology and Society School of Life Sciences Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a policy statement regarding pediatric organ donation and transplantation1 in which several strategies to increase the supply of transplantable organs from pediatric donors were endorsed. A significant increase in the supply of transplantable organs from pediatric donors is also necessary to meet the demands of adults awaiting organ transplant.2 Although the AAP opted to not address unresolved problems in pediatric organ donation, the policy statement generated additional questions by positing that (1) an accurate and timely declaration of neurologic death in heart-beating donation (HBD) or circulatory-respiratory death in non–HBD (NHBD) (also known as donation after cardiac death or donation after circulatory death) is essential, (2) organ donation is an integral part of end-of-life care, (3) timely referral to organ-procurement organizations (OPOs) is critical, and (4) consent should be handled by procurement professionals.

In the policy statement, HBD and NHBD were identified as appropriate venues of pediatric organ procurement, but the statement was explicitly silent on recent scientific controversies about both types of procurement practices. Both the validity of the criteria and the accuracy of the clinical standards of determining neurologic or circulatory-respiratory death in donors have been challenged.3,–,10 In the absence of scientific evidence that donors are truly dead, new philosophical, teleologic justifications have been proposed to defend redefinitions of human death for the purpose of organ procurement.

more: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/126/2/e489.short

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Man Pronounced Dead,Comes To Life.
Nov. 21: An Oklahoma man declared brain dead shocks everyone when he suddenly reaches for the nurse who was prepping him for organ donation.

Woman's Waking After Brain Death Raises Many Questions About Organ Donation
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, May 27, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Virginia family was shocked but relieved when their mother, Val Thomas, woke up after doctors said she was dead.

Illinois man believed to be brain dead wakes up
WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa — An Illinois man who was believed brain dead after he had an aortic aneurysm woke up and began talking, his daughter said.
Read more: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20101126/news/101129682/#ixzz1WeD2Y94M

Husband Celebrates Miracle as 'Brain Dead' Wife Wakes Up in Hospital
Gloria Cruz, 56, underwent brain surgery after a tumor was discovered when she suffered a stroke on March 7 and was rushed to the Royal Darwin Hospital in Darwin, Northern Territory. Doctors told her husband Tani Cruz, 51, the case was "hopeless" and she would probably die within 48 hours following the surgery. After two weeks, a breathing tube was inserted in Mrs Cruz's mouth and the ventilator was turned off. Hospital staff were stunned when she woke from her coma three days later.

Woman Diagnosed as "Brain Dead" Walks and Talks after Awakening
LAKE ELMO, Minnesota, February 15, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - 65-year-old Raleane "Rae" Kupferschmidt's relatives were told by doctors that she was "brain dead" after she had suffered a massive cerebral haemorrhage in mid-January, according to an Associated Press Report. Her family had taken her home to die and were in the process of grieving and planning her funeral when she awoke and was rushed back to hospital.

The Day Donny Herbert Woke Up
It's a story that made headlines around the world when on April 30, 2005, Donny Herbert, a 43-year old Buffalo firefighter, stunned his doctors, family and friends when he suddenly emerged from a vegetative stupor after nearly 10 years.

Man who awoke from coma raises new questions about death of Terri Schiavo
Little Rock, Ark., Jul 7, 2006 / 12:00 am (CNA).- The case of Terry Wallis, an Arkansas man who suddenly woke up from a 19-year long coma, has raised new questions about the death of Terri Schiavo, who died last year after a court ordered her feeding tube to be disconnected.  Wallis fell into his coma in 1984 after a serious car accident.  At the time he was 19.

Prof James Tibballs says organs are taken before donors are dead
A DOCTOR claims most organ donors are not dead when their organs are removed. In an article in the Journal of Law and Medicine, Melbourne specialist Associate Professor James Tibballs argues it is "impossible to be certain" that the brain and circulation have ceased "irreversibly" before organs are taken. "It may be better to concede that, although organ donation is presently conducted under the guise of total brain death, it is in reality conducted under a point of 'neurological no return' or 'as good as dead'," he said.
Read more: http://www.news.com.au/national/organs-are-taken-before-donors-are-dead/story-e6frfkw9-1111117804707#ixzz1WeHTEAVO

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Melbourne Doctor: Most Donors Still Alive when Organs are Removed

by LifeSiteNews.com

Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:15 EST

By Kathleen Gilbert

MELBOURNE, Australia, October 21, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A prominent Melbourne doctor has written that, contrary to popular belief, most organ donations take place before the donor is actually dead.  He argues that the vague criterion of "brain death" has blinded potential donors to the fact that their organs are often harvested while they are still alive.

Pediatric intensive care specialist Dr. James Tibballs published his controversial views in the Journal of Law and Medicine earlier this month, calling upon medical institutions to review their organ harvesting guidelines to ensure that donors know that they may be volunteering to surrender their life on the operating table.

Tibballs points out that current medical practices usually contravene the law, which state that a donor must display irreversible cessation of all functions of their brain or of blood circulation in order to be eligible for the surgery. Australian doctors, however, usually wait only two minutes after a heart has stopped beating before giving the green light for harvesting, said the pediatric specialist.

But Tibballs says two minutes is inadequate time to determine whether the loss of circulation is "irreversible." The two minutes criterion was established purely for utilitarian reasons, he says - because waiting longer could threaten the viability of donated organs.

"It could be troubling for the public to realise that doctors looking out for organ donors are also the ones formulating guidelines on how to declare death for organ transplantation," observed Tibballs.

"For this reason, there should be members of the community and people with legal backgrounds on the committee that create these clinical guidelines used to declare someone dead."

Organ donor groups have criticized Tibballs' article, expressing concern that it may cause donors or potential donors to reconsider their commitment.

"This could be very damaging to public confidence of brain death diagnosis, because a lot of people might say, 'we don't believe in this any more,' and as a consequence, people might die on waiting lists," said Bill Silvester, the medical director of LifeGift.

Dr Gerry O'Callaghan also dismissed Tibballs' ideas, claiming that donors should be confident that a brain death diagnosis always means true death. "There is no possibility that they would be conscious, that they would have the capacity to feel pain, that they have the capacity for independent life," he said.

However, although Tibballs' opponents stress that his opinions are in the minority, there has been growing concern about aggressive organ harvesting policies that fail to ensure that the patient is actually dead.

more: http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/archive/ldn/2008/oct/08102105

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Heaven Is Real: A Doctor's Experience With the Afterlife

Oct 8, 2012 1:00 AM EDT

When a neurosurgeon found himself in a coma, he experienced things he never thought possible—a journey to the afterlife.

As a neurosurgeon, I did not believe in the phenomenon of near-death experiences. I grew up in a scientific world, the son of a neurosurgeon. I followed my father's path and became an academic neurosurgeon, teaching at Harvard Medical School and other universities. I understand what happens to the brain when people are near death, and I had always believed there were good scientific explanations for the heavenly out-of-body journeys described by those who narrowly escaped death.

The brain is an astonishingly sophisticated but extremely delicate mechanism. Reduce the amount of oxygen it receives by the smallest amount and it will react. It was no big surprise that people who had undergone severe trauma would return from their experiences with strange stories. But that didn't mean they had journeyed anywhere real.

Although I considered myself a faithful Christian, I was so more in name than in actual belief. I didn't begrudge those who wanted to believe that Jesus was more than simply a good man who had suffered at the hands of the world. I sympathized deeply with those who wanted to believe that there was a God somewhere out there who loved us unconditionally. In fact, I envied such people the security that those beliefs no doubt provided. But as a scientist, I simply knew better than to believe them myself.

In the fall of 2008, however, after seven days in a coma during which the human part of my brain, the neocortex, was inactivated, I experienced something so profound that it gave me a scientific reason to believe in consciousness after death.

I know how pronouncements like mine sound to sceptics, so I will tell my story with the logic and language of the scientist I am.

Very early one morning four years ago, I awoke with an extremely intense headache. Within hours, my entire cortex—the part of the brain that controls thought and emotion and that in essence makes us human—had shut down. Doctors at Lynchburg General Hospital in Virginia, a hospital where I myself worked as a neurosurgeon, determined that I had somehow contracted a very rare bacterial meningitis that mostly attacks newborns. E. coli bacteria had penetrated my cerebrospinal fluid and were eating my brain.

When I entered the emergency room that morning, my chances of survival in anything beyond a vegetative state were already low. They soon sank to near nonexistent. For seven days I lay in a deep coma, my body unresponsive, my higher-order brain functions totally offline.

Alexander discusses his experience on the Science channel's 'Through the Wormhole.'

Then, on the morning of my seventh day in the hospital, as my doctors weighed whether to discontinue treatment, my eyes popped open.

'You have nothing to fear.' 'There is nothing you can do wrong.' The message flooded me with a vast and crazy sensation of relief. There is no scientific explanation for the fact that while my body lay in coma, my mind—my conscious, inner self—was alive and well. While the neurons of my cortex were stunned to complete inactivity by the bacteria that had attacked them, my brain-free consciousness journeyed to another, larger dimension of the universe: a dimension I'd never dreamed existed and which the old, pre-coma me would have been more than happy to explain was a simple impossibility.

But that dimension—in rough outline, the same one described by countless subjects of near-death experiences and other mystical states—is there. It exists, and what I saw and learned there has placed me quite literally in a new world: a world where we are much more than our brains and bodies, and where death is not the end of consciousness but rather a chapter in a vast, and incalculably positive, journey.
I'm not the first person to have discovered evidence that consciousness exists beyond the body. Brief, wonderful glimpses of this realm are as old as human history. But as far as I know, no one before me has ever travelled to this dimension (a) while their cortex was completely shut down, and (b) while their body was under minute medical observation, as mine was for the full seven days of my coma.

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'Ghost Boy' Wakes From 12 Year Coma, Was Aware of 'Everything!'

After 12 years in a mysterious coma, Martin Pistorius broke free from his, what doctors deemed as, vegetative state, revealing his awareness and memory of it all.

Trapped In His Body For 12 Years, A Man Breaks Free


How my mind came back to life — and no one knew


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Miracle after dad threatens to shoot medics who try to switch off 'brain dead' son's life support


A DESPERATE dad took a gun into hospital to wield off doctors who tried to switch off his "brain dead" son's life support — and during the stand-off his son squeezed his hand.
The Sun reported medics kept the man alive after the gesture proved he was mentally functioning — and he is now recovering and doing well, thanks to his dad's rogue actions.
George Pickering II was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and jailed after marching into Tomball Regional Medical Centre in the US state of Texas with a gun...

...His son is now out of the coma and fully recovered after a miraculous turn of events...

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The Woman Who Woke Up in A Morgue Documentary - Human Documentary Films

Cataplexy is a sudden and transient episode of muscle weakness accompanied by full conscious awareness, typically triggered by emotions such as laughing, crying, or terror. It is the cardinal symptom of narcolepsy with cataplexy affecting roughly 70% of people who have narcolepsy, and is caused by an autoimmune destruction of the neurotransmitter hypocretin (also called orexin), which regulates arousal and wakefulness. Cataplexy without narcolepsy is rare and the cause is unknown.

Lazarus syndrome or autoresuscitation after failed cardiopulmonary resuscitation is the spontaneous return of circulation after failed attempts at resuscitation. Its occurrence has been noted in medical literature at least 38 times since 1982. Also called Lazarus phenomenon, it takes its name from Lazarus who, according to the New Testament, was raised from the dead by Jesus.

Occurrences of the syndrome are extremely rare and the causes are not well understood. One theory for the phenomenon is that a chief factor (though not the only one) is the buildup of pressure in the chest as a result of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The relaxation of pressure after resuscitation efforts have ended is thought to allow the heart to expand, triggering the heart's electrical impulses and restarting the heartbeat. Other possible factors are hyperkalemia or high doses of epinephrine.

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iOS 10 update makes it easy to become an organ donor


July 5, 2016
A new feature in Apple's Health app will allow iOS users to become a part of a US registry of organ donation.

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The Polish Man Who Woke Up After A 19 Year Coma Makes A Startling Confession

Jan Grzebski 1988
19 year coma


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Patient woke from coma hours before his life-support machine was due to be switched off

A MAN has been dubbed "Miracle Mart" after waking up just hours before his life support was due to be turned off.

Martin Jervis collapsed at home, with doctors discovering a blood clot in the 61-year-old's brain and rushing him in for emergency five hour surgery - telling his family there was little hope of recovery.
Wife Barbara, 63, was prepared for the worst over the next two weeks but agreed to one more CT scan before the plug was pulled.
But just four hours before the scan at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Martin woke up and smiled at a nurse, squeezing her hand.
Reliving the moment she found Martin collapsed at their Bignall End, Staffordshire, home on August 10, wife Barbara said: "I had been out and came back home to find bits and pieces broken, there was blood on the floor, and he was lying there still.

"He must have cut his arm trying to get up because that was bleeding. I tried to wake him but had no response so called for the paramedics."
Martin underwent a series of X-rays and scans, with doctors still baffled as to what caused him to collapse.
Barbara said: "There was talk of turning off his life support, but the doctors wanted to get him another scan and then switch it off and then he woke up. It was a complete shock because we were going to say goodbye the same day."...


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Guy Woke Up From a Coma When He Heard a Song About His Favorite Soccer Team

Oct 24, 2017 @ 9:49 AM

A 59-year-old guy in England named Tony Kemp recently suffered a mini-stroke, and needed brain surgery.  Then something went wrong . . . the operation took 18 HOURS . . . and he wouldn't wake up afterward.
He slipped into a coma, and it wasn't looking good.  He wasn't showing any signs of life.  So his doctors wanted to take him off life support.
But as a last-ditch effort, his wife Danna played a song about his favorite SOCCER TEAM on her iPad.
It's called "The Janner Song".  His favorite team is the Plymouth Argyle, and they play it at home games.  "Janner" is a nickname for a person from Plymouth.
And when it started playing, Tony OPENED HIS EYES.  It brought him out of the coma, and he was breathing on his own the next day.
He ended up spending five months in the hospital, but he's back home now.  He's still dealing with some memory loss.  But other than that, he's doing great...


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Dutch Senate Passes Law Making People's Organs 'Gov't Property'

Feb 14, 2018

The Netherlands has passed a controversial new law making every citizen a potential organ donor unless they specifically chose to opt out.

The upper house of the Dutch parliament approved the new donor law on Tuesday by just a slim majority, while the lower house of parliament passed the bill 18 months ago.

Under the new legislation, every person over 18 will be included in the organ donor register unless they specifically say they don't want to be.

Every Dutch adult who is not yet registered as a donor will receive a letter asking whether or not they want to become donors after death. If they don't respond to the first letter, a second one will be sent and if it goes unanswered they will automatically be added to the donor list.

The law will allow Dutch citizens to amend their status at any time, but despite that, it has caused a lot of controversy and many took to social media to criticize it.

The government hopes that the new legislation will help deal with donor organ shortages in the country.


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Brain-dead 13-yr-old Comes Back to Life

He's being called the "miracle in Mobile." After suffering a severe brain injury in a dune buggy accident, and being brain-dead for several days, an Alabama teen has made a miraculous recovery.
According to WALA Fox 10, Trenton McKinley, 13, was riding in a small trailer being pulled behind a dune buggy when the accident happened. Trenton's friend who was driving the buggy, hit the brakes quickly, causing the trailer to flip over.

Trenton told the television station he grabbed and threw his four-year-old niece out of harm's way, but in doing so was pinned by the trailer as it came down.

"I hit the concrete and the trailer landed on top of my head. After that, I don't remember anything," Trenton told Fox 10.

The teen was rushed to the hospital where doctors counted seven skull fractures.

His parents had to go through their worst nightmare.

"All I saw was a stretcher with his feet hanging out. He was dead a total of 15 minutes," his mother, Jennifer Reindl told Fox 10. "When he came back, they said he would never be normal again. They told me the oxidation problems would be so bad to his brain, that he would be a vegetable if he even made it."

Doctors determined the teen was brain-dead and his breathing was shallow. His parents knew they had a difficult decision to make. They could help five other kids by donating Trenton's organs, so they signed the necessary papers.

"They said the next time his heart stopped they had to let him die. This was a Saturday or I could sign a paper to donate his organs to save five other kids and they would keep hitting him with adrenaline till Monday....so I signed it," Reindl wrote in a Facebook post. "His eyes were solid black and dry and I knew he would not hesitate to save 5 more lives."

Then, a miracle happened.

One day before his doctors were to pull the plug on his life support, Trenton began to show signs of brain activity.

"The next day I got a call. They canceled the final brain wave test right before they hooked him up his hand moved. Then his feet," Reindl continued in the Facebook post.  "So they looked at his eyes and they were back. He had blue eyes. Now they are green with small white specks like glitter. They say when you look upon God...pigment changes...and my baby was in heaven for a whole day....he is a miracle."

Fox 10 reports that Trenton believes he went to heaven.

"I was in an open field walking straight," Trenton said. "There's no other explanation but God. There's no other way. Even doctors said it."
Trenton continues to recover, although he's dealing with nerve pain and seizures almost daily.  He has had three brain surgeries and currently only has half of his skull.  The other half will be reconnected soon in the next surgery.


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