The doctors should be charged with attempted murder. . . .
I heard someone on Catholic Answers (Jimmy Akin ?) say that “brain death” was invented to permit organ “harvesting.”
It gave me pause, considering that the AMA redefined conception from fertilization to implantation, so that the pill could be classified as a contraceptive.
I will not accept "donated" organs.
When God is done with me, here, He'll let me know. And I'm OK with that.
>When will these people learn to choose LIFE over the culture of death?<
When they are the one who is facing death. Then will life have meaning to them.
Can’t trust doctors, can’t trust cops. What a sick world we live in.
This is the exact reason that I do not have organ donor on my DL. My wife will make that decision if the situation arrises, not doctors.
If you gut tells you he is wrong get a second opinion...
Years ago I got very sick from an intestinal "bug" for two weeks I got to the point I was literally crawling to the bathroom every 10 minutes I was so weak...
After multiple tests and nothing showed up as the cause...doctor admitted he didn't know what was wrong with me...but was glad I got better...LOL
After years of indicating “organ donor” on my driver’s license, I had that removed at my most recent renewal in 2010. Don’t trust the new climate created by medical ‘ethicists’ and government bureaucrats.
Organ donation IS choosing life over death. It is precisely the point. I work part-time for an organ bank. My job, when called, is to make an evaluation if somebody meets criteria to move forward on donation.
I’ve helped save dozens of lives this way. While I do get paid a small amount, this part-time job represents about 2% of my annual salary. I’m not getting rich this way and it’s not why I do this job. I get called in the middle of the night and called away from meals and movies with my family. I do this job because it is a way for me to give back. Every time I respond to callback, I know that I am 1. possibly saving several people’s lives, and 2. giving some sense to a tragedy (healthy organs normally means a cause of death involving trauma to the brain.) In the months and years that follow a tragic death, donation often does wonders to help mitigate that loss. I personally know people that, months and years after losing their loved ones, discovered that the knowledge that their loved ones saved others lives helped them tremendously through the worst parts.
(One of my partners started working in this job because her son died in a bicycle wreck over a decade ago and had his organs donated. She wanted to see the other side of the decision-making process first hand. She is MORTIFIED now that she “almost” said no. She’s told me several times that she routinely thanks God for giving her the strength walk that valley of her life and make the right decisions.)
Almost every one of these articles posted here on freerepublic use lay terms that, put into context, aren’t compatible with the story being told. What normally happens is somebody has a sensational story to tell based on a narrative they created and, in the retelling, the story reaches media attention.
Let’s take this story. The father was fighting the doctors declaring his son brain dead after they “placed him in a medically induced coma”. After he opposed them, the let him come up out of the coma. These “facts” of this story aren’t compatible with each other.
“Coma” is a lay term; it’s not used professionally. What most people mean by coma is unconsciousness. If the doctors had to ‘induce’ unconsciousness, then somebody cannot be declared ‘brain dead’ at the same time. By definition, somebody brain-dead wouldn’t need to be induced into such a condition and there would be no mechanism to let it wear off, because it wasn’t introduced in the first place.
Now, this article is from Britain, and I cannot tell you the precise rules over there, but, in the United States, an independent third party (me), would never allow such a thing to happen.
IN THE UNITED STATES, organ procurement and organ transplantation has a firewall. The people doing each thing are separated. If I’m a doctor and I want an organ, I can’t find a matching body and declare them brain-dead. It doesn’t work that way.
In fact, on the procurement end, doctors begin to lose - and not make money - from the moment they notify us. A cynical doc wanting to make money would ‘milk’ a critical illness as long as possible.
In the case of donation, once we are officially involved, the account and all services transfer to us. We pay the bills, we receive a federally determined amount of money to stay in operation as a non-profit, and the transplant team ultimately pays us. The doctors on the donation end stop getting paid.
The OPO - organ procurement organization - is the referee. The OPO decides where the organs go and make the calls necessary to make it so. This happens after the doctors on the donation end are off the case and our team of nurses and doctors have taken over. Our team’s job is to get the right organs to the yet third team of docs on the transplant end (who will take over after we are off the case).
Organ donation saves tens of thousands of lives in the United States every year. It is very pro-life. It is endorsed by every major Christian denomination. Why? Most Christians are pro-life - and organ donation is actively consistent with that viewpoint.
I am not an organ donor and never will be. I have seen what these vultures do. In the funeral business I have had to put back together a jigsaw puzzle that I got from the hospital after they “harvested” the organs.
When my father in law was about to die, the people from C.O.R.E.(Center for Organ Recovery and Education) were drooling over him. I had to almost physically throw them out of his room. They were relentless.
Big big money in organs.
“brain dead” ping...
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SumProVita - I'm certain that Life Site News allows full articles to be posted since wagglebee often does; maybe you could post it on the thread?
When it $top$ being profitable.......
The Will to Live Project (download Your states Will to Live Document)
“Thorpes father enlisted the help of a general practitioner and a neurologist, who demonstrated that his son still had brain wave activity. ..”
We should all keep this in mind, so we know what to do if it happens to someone we know.
Triumph of Life ping. I wish there was more good news of this nature.