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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

OPPOSE
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!

Colleen Burns

New York Hospital Suppresses News Of “Brain Death” Survivor: Fined USD $6000

A hospital in Syracuse, New York, has suppressed for four years the story of a woman’s revival from so-called “brain death”. Colleen S. Burns, 41, of North Syracuse was admitted to St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse in October 2009 following a suspected drug overdose.

Burns had slipped into a deep coma and doctors were only too eager to declare her “brain dead”. Hospital staff convinced the family to give permission to take her off life support and harvest her organs.

Yet, according to hospital records, one day before Burns’ organs were to be removed, a nurse noticed the patient’s toes curled from the simple reflex test of running a finger along her foot.

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse. (Image courtesy of St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center)According to New York Daily News:

Then, just before surgery on Oct. 20, 2009, Burns’ nostrils were seen flared as though she was breathing independent of her respirator. Her lips and tongue were seen moving as well. Despite these signs, a nurse injected Burns with a sedative called Ativan just 20 minutes later, according to hospital records.…
(New York Daily News article by Nina Golgowski, viewed JULY 10, 2013 at:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/woman-wakes-organs-harvested-article-1.1393821 )

Yet "the doctor’s notes show neither acknowledgement of Burns’ movements nor the administration of Ativan", says the New York Daily News.

Fortunately, just as surgery was about to begin, Colleen Burns opened her eyes and gazed up at the bright lights hanging over her in the operating theatre. This is what saved her life. If she had not awakened in time, Burns would have become another victim of the organ harvesters... written off as “brain dead” and then dissected alive for her vital organs and other bodily tissues. Removal of her vital organs would have caused true death.

Two weeks later, Burns was discharged from hospital. Sadly, she passed away in January 2011 from another drug overdose.

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center and the doctors and other medical staff involved in this incident managed to keep the story suppressed until now. The Health Department has found that hospital officials did not thoroughly investigate Burns’ near-death at their own hands, and did not “identify the inadequate physician evaluations of (Burns) that occurred when nursing staff questioned possible signs of improving neurological function."

The Health Department cited insufficient brain scans, insufficient testing to determine if their patient was drug-free, failing to administer treatment that prevents a drug taken by a patient from being absorbed by the stomach and intestine, and ignoring a nurse’s claims that Burns was not dead but improving. St. Joseph’s was fined a mere USD $6000 for this gross incompetence and malpractice.

No wonder the medical system is so biased in favour of declaring “brain death” and organ harvesting from living breathing, heart-beating brain injury patients.

More Articles About “Brain Dead” Patients Reviving


(From “Syracuse hospital patient awakens just before organs were to be harvested.” By Nina Golgowski, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Viewed July 10, 2013 at http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/woman-wakes-organs-harvested-article-1.1393821 )

(plus “Woman opened her eyes as doctors who thought she was brain dead began to take out her organs for donation.” By ASHLEY COLLMAN, MailOnline. Viewed July 10, 2013 at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2358597/Woman-opened-eyes-doctors-New-York-hospital-began-organs-donation-believing-brain-dead.html )

(plus “St. Joe’s “dead” patient awoke as docs prepared to remove organs” By By John O’Brien and James T. Mulder, syracuse.com. Viewed July 10, 2013 at http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/07/st_joes_fined_over_dead_patien.html )

Other article links:
Hong Kong lawyer declared “brain dead” recovers spontaneously three days later.
“Brain dead” Northern Territory woman recovers after husband refuses to withdraw life support.
Oklahoma man was “feeling pretty good” four months after he was diagnosed as “brain dead”.