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The truth behind
organ donation
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The truth behind organ donation & transplants


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… The truth behind organ donation & organ transplants

WAS
NOT
DEAD

Carina Melchior

Carina Melchior , a 19 year old student, suffered severe injuries after crashing her car. Doctors said she would soon be “brain dead” and convinced her family to consent to organ donation. But, as doctors gathered around her bed to prep her for organ donation, she suddenly opened her eyes and moved her legs. Now she is making a full recovery. [more]

WAS
NOT
DEAD

Steven Thorpe

Steven Thorpe , 17 year old Warwickshire youth, was declared “brain dead” by four doctors, but his parents did not give up on him, and insisted on another opinion from an independent GP and a neurosurgeon. Steven made an unexpected recovery and left hospital alive seven weeks later. [more]

WAS
NOT
DEAD

Zach Dunlap

Zach Dunlap , a 21 year old Oklahoma man, was “feeling pretty good” four months after he was diagnosed as “brain dead”. Ironically, Zach heard the doctors pronounce him dead, but was unable to do anything about it. A few days later, he revived and spoke to his family. [more]

WAS
NOT
DEAD

Sam Schmid

Sam Schmid , a 21 year old Arizona college student, was critically wounded in a five-car accident. Surgeons thought he had no hope of recovery and broached organ donation with his family. Sam was poised to ‘donate’ his vital organs, when he suddenly emerged from a coma. He has since had rehabilitation and walks with the aid of a walker. [more]

WAS
NOT
DEAD

Val Thomas

Val Thomas , 59 year old West Virginia woman, came back to life, after being clinically “brain dead” for 17 hours. Attempts to revive her after a heart attack had failed, and doctors diagnosed her as “brain dead”. Later “she moved her arm, coughed and asked for her son.” ... she was alive. [more]

WAS
NOT
DEAD

Gloria Cruz

Gloria Cruz , 56 year old Northern Territory woman, was declared “brain dead” and expected to ‘die’ within 48 hours. A doctor, a social worker and a ‘patient advocate’ urged her husband to remove the ventilator and let her ‘die’. But he refused and 3 days later, Gloria revived, awoke from her coma and was getting around hospital in a wheelchair. [more]

WAS
NOT
DEAD

Madeleine Gauron

Madeleine Gauron , a 76 year old Quebec woman, was diagnosed by medical staff as “brain dead”, with no hope of recovery. Doctors asked if the family would agree to organ donation, but the family asked for more medical tests. The next day, astonishingly, she awakened and sat up in bed and ate yogurt. [more]

WAS
NOT
DEAD

Rae Kupferschmidt

Rae Kupferschmidt , 65 year old Minnesota woman, suffered a massive cerebral haemorrhage and doctors diagnosed her as “brain dead”. She was taken home to die and her family began making funeral arrangements. When Rae spontaneously sucked an ice cube offered by her daughter, she was found to be alive. She later walked. [more]

WAS
NOT
DEAD

Suzanne Chin

Suzanne Chin suffered cardiac arrest and collapsed into unconsciousness. Taken to hospital, she remained in a coma and the head of ICU, two neurologists & a cardiologist said she was brain-dead with no hope of recovery. But her husband refused to turn of her life support. 3 days later, Suzanne revived & is now well & very much ALIVE. [more]

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organ transplants & related topics.

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External Links


Dr Paul A. Byrne video, discussing the Morality of Major Organ Transplant. Dr. Paul A. Byrne is a neonatologist and a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics. He is a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and past-President of the Catholic Medical Association. 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”.


Truth About Organ Donation -- an interesting website founded by Dr Paul A. Byrne to inform the public about the truth of what organ donation really involves. Full of medical facts and articles and multimedia. You can download a free brochure on "Facts About Being An Organ Donor".


The Life Guardian Foundation -- an organization founded and dedicated to educate the public that life of the human person is a gift to be respected.


Life Site News -- a non-profit internet service dedicated to issues of culture, life, and family… providing balance and more accurate coverage on culture, life and family matters than is usually given by other media.


KAO - Critical Information about Organ Transplantation -- founded by parents who consented to organ removal after their children had serious accidents. They did not know fully what organ removal really means, until after their children were buried. They realized that living organs cannot be taken from persons who are really dead. KAO website is to inform the public about these facts, so that other parents in the same situation won’t be uninformed. KAO also has a site in German.


American Life League -- the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life education organization in the United States. ALL is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to natural death.


Melissa Caulk Blog -- by Melissa Caulk is a prolife blog about organ donation & the true meaning of brain death. It was started after her first hand experience of the organ donation industry and six days in a trauma unit. Many up-to-date articles and you can add your comments.

The Michael Fund(aka The International Foundation for Genetic Research) -- a US-based pro-life genetic research agency specializing in Down syndrome research.


Open Up! We’re the Organ Collectors: a Wesley J Smith article about organ collectors in New York City going to the homes of people who just died of a heart attack to collect the body and harvest kidneys.


Citizens United Resisting Euthanasia -- a nationwide (US) network that helps families whose loved ones are endangered by euthanasia. Earl E. Appleby Jr is executive director of CURE.


Life Issues -- a site aimed at clear thinking on crucial issues.


Illinois Right to Life Committee: End of Life Issues.


Life Studies -- a site that promotes discussion on life studies, philosophy of life, environmental ethics, bioethics, gender studies, and criticism of contemporary civilization. This site contains papers, essays, and other materials written by Masahiro Morioka and other authors. Masahiro Morioka is a philosopher and a professor at Osaka Prefecture University, Japan. Lifestudies.org also has separate sites in Japanese and French.