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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!

George Pickering III

Desperate dad saves son after doctors declare young man “brain dead”.

A 27 year old man suffered a massive stroke in January 2015 and was admitted to a local Houston TX hospital where he was put on life support. It wasn’t long before doctors said that there is “no hope” of recovery and declared George Pickering III ”brain dead”.

George’s mother and a brother were satisfied with the diagnosis by Tomball Regional Medical Center, and they agreed to doctor’s plans for a “terminal wean”, which would gradually remove life support from the supposedly ”brain dead” patient. Furthermore, George was a registered “organ donor”, so doctors likely wanted to harvest his organs.

“I felt hopeless. They were moving too fast. The hospital, the nurses, the doctors.”

But the young man’s desperate father, George Snr, 59, would have none of it. He felt certain that his son was not really “dead”, and realised that he needed to take action. Armed with a gun, he entered his son’s hospital room and demanded that everyone leave the room, before they could remove the life support. “I felt hopeless. They were moving too fast. The hospital, the nurses, the doctors” the dad later said.

George Pickering III with his dad

A struggle ensued followed by a three hour siege in the hospital, but eventually George Snr surrendered and police moved in to arrest him. He later said:

During that three hours, George squeezed my hand three or four times on command… I knew my son was not brain dead… I’m his father. I would’ve felt something.

That same night, the young man George Pickering III woke up! He greeted his family members. He later said:“There was a law broken, but it was broken for all the right reasons. I’m here now because of it. It was love, it was love.… It’s the duty of a parent to protect your children & that’s all he did.”

“It’s the duty of a parent to protect your children & that’s all he did.”

The young man has now full recovered and went home to his family, grateful to be alive and thankful for his father’s determination to save him from the organ harvesters.

Life Site News reports that an increasing number of experts have begun calling into question the “brain death” criteria for determining death. They argue that “brain death” is an arbitrary set of criteria developed largely to ensure the usability of organs harvested from such patients, as well as to decrease the medical costs involved in keeping “brain dead” patients alive on life support.


(From “Texas dad released from jail after armed standoff at hospital to save son, who made miraculous recovery after being near death” by David Boroff & Laurie Hanna at NY Daily News. Viewed Jan 30, 2019 at https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/texas-man-released-jail-siege-save-son-life-article-1.2474678 )

(plus “Doctors Tried to Take This Texas Dad’s Son Off Life Support — He Went to Jail to Save His Life” by Carly Hoilman at Faithwire.com. Viewed Jan 30, 2019 at https://www.faithwire.com/2018/05/03/doctors-tried-to-take-this-texas-dads-son-off-life-support-he-went-to-jail-to-save-his-life/ )

(plus “‘It’s the only reason I’m here now’: Son awakens from ‘brain-dead’ state …” by Evan Bleier for DailyMail.com. Viewed Jan 30, 2019 at https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3371236/George-Pickering-II-standoff-Tomball-Regional-Medical-Center-Houston-brain-dead-son.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”.