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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]

“Brain death” survivor!

Taylor Hale

Taylor Hale in a medically-induced coma in 2011Iowa teen spontaneously revives after doctors declared her “brain-dead”.

Doctors claimed that an Iowa teen’s brain had turned to “mush” and that they were 95 to 99 percent certain that she would never wake up again. They advised the family to make funeral arrangements.

Taylor Hale and another girl were fooling around with some friends after a football game on September 11, 2011, when they hopped onto the hood of a car for a joke. Suddenly the car reversed and the girls fell off the hood. The other girl was okay, but Taylor’s head hid the pavement and she suffered a fractured skull and traumatic brain injury.

She had brain swelling, so doctors at Des Moines Blank Childrens Hospital put her into a medically-induced coma to aid healing. For days, machines monitored her condition and sympathetic visitors came and went. A week later she suffered a brain haemorrhage and her brain partially slid down into the spinal canal, which alarmed doctors. They considered this “irreversible brain damage” and declared Taylor Hale “brain dead”. They told the family “There is nothing more we can do for her. You should probably say goodbye.” They asked the family to consider donating her organs and to make plans for a funeral.

Doctors were 95 to 99 percent certain that she would never wake up againA Christian friend called by and prayed with the teen. Later that day the doctors took her off medications and life support. But she was not truly dead, and started to struggle to breath on her own. She slowly began to revive and for several hours her brain activity improved and she awoke and tried to talk. NBC News reports: “Taylor opened her eyes and moved her fingers and toes.”

Apparently the doctors were still skeptical of her recovery and expressed their doubts that she would ever walk again or be able to live without a feeding tube. But doctors don’t know everything, and Taylor continued to improve and recover from her traumatic brain injury. The Daily Mail reports that “Taylor spent the next several months re-learning how to do everything, from eating on her own to walking and talking.”

She found it very painful and stressful, but told local radio KCCI: “I pushed through it because you just got to do what you got to do.” Taylor eventually returned to school and worked hard to pass tests and catch up on lost time, so that she could graduate her course with all her other classmates. Today she is a healthy high school graduate and has even learned to drive a car. This courageous young woman is another survivor of so-called “brain death”… a living testimony of the ability of brain injury patients to recover.


(from “Taylor Hale, Teen Whose 'Brain Had Turned to Mush,' Set to Graduate High School” by Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News.com, 15 May 2015. Viewed 16 May 2015 at: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/teen-whose-brain-had-turned-mush-set-graduate-high-school-n359506 )

(see also “Iowa teen declared brain dead miraculously recovers, fights her way to graduate high school on time: 'I kept pushing through it.'” by Melissa Chan, NYDailyNews, , 15 May 2015. Viewed 16 May 2015 at: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/iowa-teen-declared-brain-dead-recovers-fights-graduate-article-1.2222417 )

& (see also “'It was the hand of God': 'Brain-dead' girl who was pulled off life support AWAKES from coma after chiropractor's prayer session and makes a full recovery” by Snejana Farberov, Daily Mail Online, 15 May 2015. Viewed 16 May 2015 at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3081882/It-hand-God-work-Meet-brave-teenage-girl-suffered-irreversible-brain-injury-pulled-life-support-awoke-coma-recovery.html )