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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!

Terry Wallis - 19 years in a coma

A car accident victim who spent 19 years in a coma finally spoke to his mother and began to make an amazing recovery. Terry Wallis, a young husband and parent, suffered severe injuries in a car accident in 1984, which sheared the nerve connections to his brain, and left him in a “minimally conscious state” or coma. Terry Wallis alive and talking He was also made a quadriplegic by these injuries. His case was considered “hopeless” and potential treatment too expensive for his family.

But his parents refused to give up on him and his mother made regular visits during his rehabilitation in Arkansas. After 19 years he finally mouthed the word "Mom" to her.

The Journal of Clinical Investigation has published research on Terry’s case, which shows that his brain “grew new tiny nerve connections over time, creating a new nerve network to replace the old one that was severely damaged”. Doctors at the Rehabilitiation Centre in Mountain View, Arkansas, believe that his recovery was aided by the “mental therapy” of regular visits and outings with his family. He tells his family that he is glad to be alive.

As the author, Peter J. Smith points out, this case calls into question the readiness of doctors to write people off because of severe brain injuries or supposed “brain death”. It clearly demonstrates that patients can recuperate from severe brain injuries, if they receive suitable care and treatment.


(Based on the story of Terry Wallis in “Coma Recovery After 19 Years Poses Questions About Terri Schiavo” by Peter J. Smith, Mountain View, Arkansas, July 4, 2006 for LifeSiteNews.com. Viewed Dec 20, 2010 at: http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/archive/ldn/2006/jul/06070409 )