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Surgeon: Remove Kidneys for Transplant Before Donor's Death
Yahoo via ABCNews ^ | June 6, 2012 | KIM CAROLLO

Posted on 06/06/2012 5:12:34 AM PDT by Daffynition

The severe shortage of viable organs for transplantation in the U.S. has led a transplant surgeon to propose harvesting kidneys from people who are not dead yet.

Dr. Paul Morrissey, an associate professor of surgery at Brown University's Alpert Medical School, wrote in The American Journal of Bioethics that the protocol known as donation after cardiac death -- meaning death as a result of irreversible damage to the cardiovascular system -- has increased the number of organs available for transplant, but has a number of limitations, including the need to wait until the heart stops.

Because of the waiting time, Morrissey said that about one-third of potential donors end up not being able to donate, and many organs turn out to not be viable as a result.

Instead, he argues in favor of procuring kidneys from patients with severe irreversible brain injury whose families consent to kidney removal before their cardiac and respiratory systems stop functioning.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Health/Medicine; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: chooselife; ghoul; graverobber; murder; obamacare; obamadeathpanels; romneycare; romneydeathpanels
Removing both kidneys, he said, "will not make the donor worse off than the donor would have been in the absence of the nephrectomy."


1 posted on 06/06/2012 5:12:40 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

These Culture of Death stories seem to be coming along at about the pace of one a day now.


2 posted on 06/06/2012 5:20:09 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Daffynition

“I’m not dead yet!”


3 posted on 06/06/2012 5:21:23 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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I know my will does not contain a specific Advance Directive, like this:

Which definition of death should apply to you?

A. Brain-Death.
B. Coma or Permanent Unconsciousness.
C. Persistent Vegetative State.

All this gives more latitude to *death panels.* Oh goodie.


4 posted on 06/06/2012 5:23:14 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: John W

This is why there is a great big “NO” where the donor portion is on my driver’s license. We aren’t China yet, but I don’t want to be the first guinea pig.


5 posted on 06/06/2012 5:23:54 AM PDT by madison10 (I can see November from Wisconsin.)
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To: John W

And this is a bad thing?

Needs to be out in the open and discussed...to maintain some control over how we die.

Do you have an advance directive?


6 posted on 06/06/2012 5:29:51 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: holdonnow; rush; Nachum; NYer; Salvation; narses; HonestConservative

FYI


7 posted on 06/06/2012 5:32:27 AM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: Daffynition
Surgeon: Remove Kidneys for Transplant Before Donor's Death

I've always been a strong advocate of organ donation, but under the 0bama regime I can foresee scenarios where fat cat 0bama supporters harvest organs from the general population for themselves, with absolutely no regard for the rights of those being harvested. This is an extension of the Death Panels.

8 posted on 06/06/2012 5:33:32 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. So Help Me GOD!)
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To: Daffynition

My point is they are so hot and heavy on killing us they are pontificating daily on the subject. They don’t want an open discussion, they just want to do things their way.


9 posted on 06/06/2012 5:35:36 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

That’s standard procedure in China.
baraq and his gang worship China.


10 posted on 06/06/2012 5:36:17 AM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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To: snowrip

Though not dead yet, will someone decide , at some point, you are *as good as dead* ...from an ethical perspective.

This brings back memories of Terri Shiavo.


11 posted on 06/06/2012 5:36:22 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

If he really cared, he’d have already donated of few of his own organs. But no, he’s at the back of the line with his fellow death mongers.


12 posted on 06/06/2012 5:38:04 AM PDT by bgill
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To: John W

FWIW, we’re all going to die and having a smidgeon of control about how, is some relief to the inevitable.


13 posted on 06/06/2012 5:39:35 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

You will see a big push and even coercion for people to sign DNR orders.


14 posted on 06/06/2012 5:41:18 AM PDT by MichiganCheese (It's now or never!)
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To: Daffynition

"I'm not dead yet."

"No, you're not. But you'll be stone dead in a moment."

15 posted on 06/06/2012 5:41:27 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Daffynition

When the Monty Python “we’re here for your liver” skit becomes reality, we have gone too far.


16 posted on 06/06/2012 5:53:08 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (I can see November from Wisconsin)
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To: Daffynition

All you organ are belong to us.


17 posted on 06/06/2012 5:56:59 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
I've always been a strong advocate of organ donation, but under the 0bama regime I can foresee scenarios where fat cat 0bama supporters harvest organs from the general population for themselves, with absolutely no regard for the rights of those being harvested. This is an extension of the Death Panels.

This is what they do in China. And our elitists have adopted the same anti-ethical collective mentality as the Chi-coms. It is alright to kill you because the collective is needed your kidneys and your life is not worth as much to the collective as is the person (from a “smart” family, younger, etc.) who will get your kidneys.

You can see elitism in all their desire to discriminate against lower class whites by race, while they never changed the inheritance of college preference slots to the white children of the professor's and alum.

For sure - Americans can never give up their right to sue for malpractice with this amoral humanist bunch in power.

18 posted on 06/06/2012 6:08:33 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: MichiganCheese

You betcha. Especially when Obamacare will incentivize health care providers to receive extra payment to give annual “end-of-life counseling” to their patients. Cha-ching.


19 posted on 06/06/2012 6:10:40 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: snowrip
“I’m not dead yet!”

But he still gets to vote. But not for his life.

20 posted on 06/06/2012 6:14:19 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Daffynition

You go Mengele!


21 posted on 06/06/2012 6:27:20 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: snowrip

To a Obamanite, we are spare parts.....


22 posted on 06/06/2012 6:28:29 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: madison10
This is why there is a great big “NO” where the donor portion is on my driver’s license.

Free country and you can do what you want but being an organ donor is a truly good thing to do after your die and tens of thousands of people have been helped by others tragic deaths. A college classmate was killed in a a car accident last year and she was an organ donor. Her parents have already met 2 of the people whose lives were saved by her organs and it helped them cope with her loss.

Hope people don't get put off by these stories.

Just curious...if you need a life saving organ are you going to want it or decline it?

23 posted on 06/06/2012 7:00:48 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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To: SaraJohnson

Cloning would be more ethical than removing organs from still living people...


24 posted on 06/06/2012 8:17:54 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Daffynition

Then cook his liver and eat it with a good chianti.

Ghoul.


25 posted on 06/06/2012 8:51:36 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: John W

The book “Coma” was a warning, not an instruction manual.


26 posted on 06/06/2012 9:24:56 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

Is that Mostly Dead or All Dead?


27 posted on 06/06/2012 10:27:35 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Daffynition

Once you reach my age, they don’t want my insides...I am using them up fast. Grow old and screw them all.....


28 posted on 06/06/2012 3:39:32 PM PDT by goat granny
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