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The truth behind
organ donation
& transplants

The truth behind organ donation & transplants


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… The truth behind organ donation & organ transplants

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ORGAN
DONATION

Dr David W Evans

Dr David W Evans , Retired Consultant in Cardiology, says: “Human organ transplantation is Wrong because it necessitates the abuse of the dying or harming the healthy. Doctors should not be involved in such things… I don’t know how any doctor can operate on his patient not for his good but knowingly to do him harm.” [more]

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ORGAN
DONATION

Dr David J Hill

Dr David J Hill , Retired consultant anaesthetist, says: “The Diagnosis of Death for Transplant Purposes has no international consensus and in the UK… depends upon testing only a few cubic centimetres of tissue in the brainstem for loss of function… Live organs can only come from living bodies. ” [more]

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ORGAN
DONATION

Dr Paul A Byrne

Dr Paul A Byrne , neonatalogist and pediatrician, says: “In order to be suitable for transplant, (heart, liver, lungs, kidneys and pancreas) need to be removed from the donor before respiration and circulation cease. Otherwise, these organs are not suitable, since damage to the organs occurs within a brief time after circulation of blood with oxygen stops.” [more]

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ORGAN
DONATION

Dr John B Shea

Dr John B Shea , retired diagnostic radiologist & Fellow of Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, says: “Many physicians have serious and well-considered concerns about morality of human organ transplantation … the general public has not been properly informed about what really happens when organs are retrieved.” [more]

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ORGAN
DONATION

Bereaved mother

Bereaved mother (Bernice Jones) says: “ Brain death is not death” and “organ donation is very deceptive”. “Families are led to believe that their loved ones are dead, but in fact they are alive. You must be alive to be a vital organ donor.” [more]

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ORGAN
DONATION

Nurse Ellen B Linde

Nurse Ellen B Linde , senior graduate teaching assistant, University of Scranton, says: “Some, believing that removing vital organs is what kills the patient, view organ donation… as an act of killing… not all nurses are comfortable with a value system driven primarily by the needs of transplant recipients rather than by the needs of the potential donor.” [more]

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ORGAN
DONATION

Earl E. Appleby Jr

Earl E. Appleby Jr , Director, Citizens United Resisting Euthanasia, says: “Anyone unwise enough to have signed an organ donor card also has legitimate cause for concern. Would you trust a doctor who regards your body “not as an organism in need of healing but as a container of biological useful materials” … That’s exactly what organ donors do. ” [more]

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ORGAN
DONATION

Michael Potts

Michael Potts , medical ethicist, says: “Any action that directly causes the death of a patient, even if it is for the good of others, opposes the goal of medicine not to harm that individual patient… It is precisely whether transplantation kills the donor that is the key issue that cuts to the heart of the goals of medicine.” [more]

Was Not Dead!

Carina Melchior

A young woman wants to ride her pony, one year after doctors in Denmark targeted her for “organ donation”.

Carina Melchior suffered severe injuries after crashing her car in Denmark in October 2011. Doctors said that she was virtually “brain dead”. Today she is now making a full recovery and is able to walk and talk.

Carina Melchior alive and well

LifeSiteNews reports that:

Carina was admitted to hospital with severe injuries and slipped into a coma. Doctors advised her parents that there was little chance for her survival, that brain death would probably occur within days, and suggested withdrawing life support and making preparations for organ donation.
The parents agreed, and Carina was taken off her respirator but continued to breathe on her own.

Doctors were actually gathered around Carina’s bedside discussing her supposed “brain death” and the possibility of organ donation, when she suddenly opened her eyes and began moving her legs. Carina’s father told Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet: “Those bandits in white coats gave up too quickly because they wanted an organ donor”.

Carina keeps asking if the doctors are trying to kill her. The family’s lawyer said that the whole incident caused “great trauma” to Carina and her family, and they are now suing the hospital for damages.

The case raises more serious questions about the definition of so-called “brain death” and the callous behaviour of doctors and hospitals in pressuring families to abandon their loved ones to organ harvesting.

Look out for more on this case as a Danish documentary has been made, entitled “The Girl Who Refused To Die” (danish: “Pigen der ikke ville dø”).


Carina Melchior in coma

(Photos courtesy of MailOnline)

(From “‘Girl who refused to die’ woke up from coma as doctors discussed harvesting her organs” by Keith Kendrick, Oct 18, 2012 at Parentdish. Viewed October 22, 2012 at http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2012/10/18/girl-who-refused-to-die-woke-up-from-coma-as-doctors-discussed-harvesting-her-organs/ )

(plus “Film on teen who awoke from coma before having organs harvested stirs ‘brain death’ debate” by Thaddeus Baklinkski, Oct 18, 2012 at LifeSiteNews. Viewed October 22, 2012 at http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/film-on-teen-who-awoke-from-coma-before-having-organs-harvested-stirs-39bra )

(plus “The girl who wouldn't die: Incredible story of the 19-year-old who woke up as doctors were preparing to harvest her organs” by Sara Malm (DailyMail), October 17, 2012 at MailOnline . Viewed October 22, 2012 at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2219085/Carina-Melchior-The-girl-wouldnt-die-Miracle-Danish-girl-woke-doctors-prepared-organs-donated.html )

See also: Lawsuit Alleges Donor Network Taking Organs From Living Patients