Skip to comments.Critical organ donation warnings and guidance in new pamphlet: “Do not do an Apnea test!”
Posted on 04/27/2012 4:08:53 PM PDT by wagglebee
April 26, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Dr. Paul Byrne has been on a personal mission for many years to warn the public about the alarming facts and dangers of the $20 billion dollar-a-year organ transplant industry. At the International Conference for Life in Vatican City February 25, Byrne and other distinguished speakers, including Cardinal Raymond Burke, addressed serious concerns regarding so-called brain death, the apnea test and organ transplantation. Dr. Bryne also introduced a new 29-page booklet produced by his Life Guardian Foundation containing crucial information to assist the public in making informed decisions about organ donation.
The new Life Guardian booklet which Dr. Byrne briefly describes in a LifeSiteNews video interview recorded in Rome, is divided into six main sections:
YouTube: Dr. Paul Byrne on Facts About Being an Organ Donor Pamplet
The last part of the booklet contains tear-out forms, with instructions, intended to protect its readers from premature declarations of death that can result in imposed death, followed by subsequent unethical removal of their organs.
Dr. Byrne believes such forms are necessary due to increasingly hurried and flawed death declarations and the very aggressive tactics of the organ transplant industry.
The first form, a basic, Power of Attorney for Health Care, is followed by three complimentary, additional forms:
Each of he last three forms includes the strict, bolded direction, Do not hasten death. Do not shorten death. Do not do an apnea test. Do not take any organ for transplantation or any other purpose.
The reference to the apnea test reflects grave concerns by Dr. Bryne and other medical professionals that this deadly procedure frequently hastens the death of those being tested, some of whom might yet recover, since they are deprived of ventilation for the dangerously long period of time set to determine if they can breathe on their own.
Byrne writes, Knowing full well how critical the ventilator is, to withdraw it when it is needed most is absurd! Yet, it is planned for the patient to be taken off for up to 10 minutes - the patient can only get worse! This test is sometimes lethal. Make sure to instruct all medical staff: Do not do an Apnea test!
Dr. Byrne contacted LifeSiteNews to add, carbon dioxide normally remains below 45 in us and when a patient is on a ventilator, the goal is to keep the carbon dioxide below 45. When doing an apnea test (the test for sleep apnea is not an apnea test), the respiration supporting ventilator is taken from the patient causing the carbon dioxide to increase to at least 60, and sometimes higher. When the carbon dioxide goes to these levels, swelling in the brain occurs or gets worse if it is already present. This is tantamount to suffocation.
The ventilator can be effective only in someone living emphasizes Byrne. The ventilator pushes air into the lungs; the air goes out (exhaled) only when and because the living body pushes it out. This does not occur in a cadaver/corpse/dead body.
Although parts of the Life Guardian Pamphlet are directed to Catholics who are considering becoming organ donors, there is also much medical/ethical information applicable to a more general audience.
The medical credentials of Dr. Byrne have given considerable weight to the credibility of his presentations on the controversial topics which he has traveled to numerous countries to speak about. The new booklet describes Byrnes credentials as follows:
Dr. Paul Byrne, a Neonatologist is Director of Neonatology and Director of Pediatrics at St. Charles Mercy Hospital in Oregon, Ohio; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Toledo College of Medicine; Board Certified in Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: Member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars; past-President of the Catholic Medical Association (USA); and author of numerous articles on brain death and organ transplantation in medical and law journals and lay press. He is the producer of the film Continuum of Life and the author of Life, Life Support and Death, Beyond Brain Death, and Brain Death is Not Death. Dr. Byrne has presented testimony on life-death issues to nine state legislatures beginning in 1967, He opposed Dr. Jack Kevorkian on Cross-Fire, and has appeared on Good Morning America, the BBC documentary, Are the donors really dead? and public television in Japan.
See yesterdays related LifeSiteNews report with many other related links, Dad rescues brain dead son from doctors wishing to harvest his organs - boy recovers completely
No moral certainty that brain death is really death: prominent Catholic ethics professor Brugger
Brain Death is Life, Not Death: Neurologists, Philosophers, Neonatologists, Jurists, and Bioethici
Brain Death Test Causes Brain Necrosis and Kills Patients: Neurologist to Rome Conference
Conference may Begin to Sway Vatican Opinion Against Brain Death: Eminent Philosopher
Brain Death as Criteria for Organ Donation is a Deception: Bereaved Mother
Pro-Life Conference on Brain Death Criteria Will Have Uphill Climb to Sway Entrenched Vatican Posi
Doctor to Tell Brain Death Conference Removing Organs from Brain Dead Patients Tantamount to Murde
Vatican in Firestorm over Brain Death Criteria for Organ Transplants
The Demise of Brain Death
Vatican Newspaper: Brain Death and thus Organ Donation Must be Reconsidered
New England Journal of Medicine: Brain Death is not Death - Organ Donors are Alive
A FACT that the euthanazi organ harvesters have been trying to hide for decades.
Freepmail wagglebee to subscribe or unsubscribe from the moral absolutes ping list.
Organ-leggers. Once more science catches up with science fiction in an unpleasant way.
At least I have the consolation of knowing nobody would want any of my organs.
I’m an organ donar and think this is BS.
Do any of the links work???
I don’t know why the links at the bottom aren’t working.
They all work at the original source:
Each to his own. Some people are more interested in Western medical ethics and others live under Humanism.
If you don’t believe they are hungry for your organs and this bias can affect your survival, you are nuts.
LOL. I’m a dinar? Doner? ......whatever
It seems to me that harmless antibodies could be developed that in combination with an entry in their medical history would make their organs “off limits” to transplant.
That is, their records would indicate that they had a disease that disqualifies their organs for transplant, and they would have antibodies to that disease if they were tested for it.
The most likely candidate is HIV, which is commonly screened for, and most people know what it is.
Would somebody medically explain this to me? What is the difference between a sleep apnea test and an apnea test? My father-in-law is having a sleep apnea test (he snores, etc) this week. Is this dangerous to him?
The apnea test is to test breathing when the ventilator is removed, this causes the condition to get worse.
The sleep apnea test simply observes if the condition (when a person stops breathing in their sleep) exists, it is then treated with various devices.
I have TWO cousins who are nurses who tell me that doctors treat (high-mortality rate) cancer patients differently if they are donors - because some types of chemotherapy will make organs unusable.
I thought that cancer patients couldn’t be organ donors. Usually if they die from the cancer, it has spread to other organs (and throughout the system).
Here’s the apnea test, FWIW:
Your organs can remain damaged/weakened long after remission, and older people can die of something else or natural causes. Generally, the principle behind chemotherapy is that cancer cells are weaker than “good” cells, so if you are poisioned (which most chemotherapy does), the cancer cells will die first. Of course, some newer and/or exotic therapies are much more targeted than this.
MALPRACTICE to get organs.
Mark for later reference.
At least T1’s an organ donar and not an organ diner.
May be due simply to the conciseness requirement of headlines in general, and on FR in particular.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.