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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]

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