… The truth behind organ donation & organ transplants
A 21 year old Oklahoma man was “feeling pretty good” four months after he was diagnosed as “brain dead”.
Zach Dunlap suffered a quad bike accident while visiting Texas in November 2007. He was taken to hospital in Wichita Falls, Texas, where brain scans indicated “no activity at all”. Doctors pronounced him “brain dead”, and convinced his family to consent to organ harvesting for transplantation, which would have caused his real death. Ironically, Zach heard them pronounce him dead, but was unable to do anything about it.
Zach was prepped for organ harvesting, but, just minutes before surgery commenced, one of his friends stroked his foot with a pocket knife. They were “astonished when he jerked his foot away”. This supposedly “dead man” was actually alive. His friends convinced DISBELIEVING MEDICAL STAFF, by showing them Zach’s live response when they dug a fingernail under his finger nail. He moved his other hand over to push them away. Transplanting was stopped, and Zach was saved from real death …death-by-organ-removal. Zach was able to speak to his family, a few days later, saying simply: “I love you”.
After 48 days in hospital, Zach Dunlap was able to return home thanks to the love and concern of his family and friends. But no thanks to the doctors who were eager to label him “dead” and take his body parts for lucrative organ tranplanting.
On the US Today show, his mother Pam said:
“He’s been doing amazingly well,” Pam Dunlap said. “He does still have a lot of memory issues. It just takes a long time for the brain to heal after such a traumatic injury. It may take a year or more before he completely recovers. But that’s OK. It doesn’t matter how long it takes. We’re just thankful and blessed that we have him here.”
“The young man was never dead,” said Dr. Paul Byrne, a former president of the Catholic Medical Association who began writing about brain death in 1977. What makes Dunlap’s case unusual, though not unheard of, says Byrne, is that Zach was lucky enough to be found out to be alive before his vital organs were removed.“brain death” is scientific theory, and not fact, and is particularly open to utilitarian abuse
Dr Byrne said that Zach’s story should be taken as a warning about the insufficiency of the brain death criteria. “While this story tells the young man hearing them talking about his declaration of brain death, the question is, how many of the other organ donors are in a similar situation, that the only thing is that they end up getting their organs?” he said.
“Brain death was concocted, it was made up in order to get organs. It was never based on science.”
In 2007 Dr. John Shea, LifeSiteNews.com’s medical advisor, wrote in agreement with Byrne’s concerns about brain death, saying that the criteria of “brain death” is scientific theory, and not fact, adding that it is a theory that is particularly open to utilitarian abuse and therefore should be treated with extra caution. He also pointed out that there is the added trouble that there are a number of various sets of brain-death criteria, such that a person may be considered dead according to one, and not by another.
(From “Dead man says he feels pretty good” by staff writers at News.com.au. Viewed March 25, 2008 at www.news.com.au )
(plus “Pronounced dead, man takes ‘miraculous’ turn ” by Mike Celizic, TODAYshow.com contributor. Viewed Dec 19, 2010 at http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/23775873/ns/today-today_news/t/pronounced-dead-man-takes-miraculous-turn/ )
(plus ‘Doctor Says about “Brain Dead” Man Saved from Organ Harvesting - “Brain Death is Never Really Death” ’ By John Jalsevac at LifeSiteNews.com. Viewed Dec 19, 2010 at http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/archive/ldn/2008/mar/08032709 )