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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!

Hanna Lottritz

Doctors said she was “brain dead” after night of binge drinking

Hanna Lottritz, 20 years old, was out drinking with friends in July 2015 at the “Night in the Country” music festival in Yerington Nevada. She was “chugging” beers and whiskey in a dangerous binge drinking “competition”, when suddenly she collapsed and stopped breathing.

Hanna Lottritz in coma

Her friends immediately carried her to a medical tent where she was intubated and rushed by air to Renown Hospital in Reno NV. Doctors feared the worst. Hanna later said:

I was in critical condition, suffering from acute respiratory failure and acute alcohol intoxication. My blood alcohol concentration was .41 when I arrived at the hospital, five times over the legal limit.

Hanna wrote about her shocking experience in an online blog, saying “The doctors thought I was brain dead because I was completely unresponsive.… My pupils were sluggishly reactive, I had no corneal reflex and I wasn’t responding to verbal or painful stimuli.” [OR Maybe doctors also thought about harvesting her organs.]

“The doctors thought I was brain dead because I was completely unresponsive.”

Fortunately, Hanna proved them totally wrong… waking up later that night, some 24 hours after admission. In her blog, she says:“I felt like I was dreaming. Everything seemed foggy. I drifted in and out of consciousness for the next few hours. I was coming out of a 24-hour coma.”

Doctors and nurses later told her how lucky she was to be alive. Hanna says: “They told me that they didn’t think I would make it through the night.”

“They told me that they didn’t think I would make it through the night.”

Hanna’s blog urges young people not to engage in binge drinking. She says: “Please try to avoid binge drinking and heavy drinking because the consequences are not worth it.… Watch out for friends, family, even strangers, and take care of them when you suspect they might be suffering from alcohol poisoning. Know the symptoms and be safe.”

Read More: “Drinking Responsibly” by Hanna Lottritz (as at Jan 30, 2019): https://hlottritz.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/drinking-responsibly/ )


(From “‘The Doctors Thought I Was Brain Dead’ Student Hanna Lottritz Warns Of Binge Drinking Dangers” by Lucy Sherriff at The Huffington Post UK. Viewed Jan 30, 2019 at https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/01/08/student-hanna-lottritz-warns-of-binge-drinking-dangers-in-moving-blog_n_8936958.html? )

(plus “Hanna Lottritz’ account of binge that almost killed her goes viral” by Rohan Smith at news.com.au. Viewed Jan 30, 2019 at https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/true-stories/hanna-lottritz-account-of-binge-that-almost-killed-her-goes-viral/news-story/4936bed049f2a9e58a6a236d6921f5d2 )

Other article links:
Desperate dad saves son after doctors declare young man “brain dead”.
“Brain dead” Northern Territory woman recovers after husband refuses to withdraw life support.
Iowa teen spontaneously revives after doctors declared her “brain-dead”.