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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!

French man

A heart attack victim in Paris was only minutes away from being dissected for organ harvesting, when he suddenly revived.

The 45 year old man suffered a “massive heart attack” in early 2008, and doctors were unable to restore a consistent heart-beat. They decided that he was “brain dead” and started to prepare him for organ harvesting. While awaiting the organ surgeons, they massaged his heart for one and a half hours. Ironically, this treatment was actually keeping the man alive. While he was on the operating table, the organ harvesting surgeons began to notice that “the man was beginning to breathe unaided again, his pupils were active, he was giving signs that he could feel pain - and finally, his heart started beating again”, reports the Mercury newspaper (June 11, 2008). Clearly, he was not “brain dead”, but very much alive.

The man revived and within weeks he was walking and talking. LifeSiteNews reports that ‘An ethics committee report created by the hospital in response to the case recorded comments from medical personnel who admitted that, while rare, such cases of “brain dead” patients spontaneously reviving are common knowledge among them.’

(NOTE: The man’s name has been withheld by media.)



(Based on “Doctors Who Almost Dissected Living Patient Confess Ignorance about Actual Moment of Death” by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, LifeSiteNews.com. Viewed Dec 20, 2010 at: http://www.lifesitenews.com/?/news/doctors-who-almost-dissected-living-patient-confess-ignorance-about-actual- )

(see also “‘Brain Dead’ woman returns to life” by ninemsn staff, LifeSiteNews.com. Viewed May 27, 2008 at: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=569682 )