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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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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]

Doctor disputes common acceptance of ‘brain death’

“Organ donation is a multi-billion dollar industry… larger than the abortion industry,” according to renowned neonatologist Dr. Paul A. Bryne. “Every organ that’s transplanted is a healthy one and every organ that is transplanted comes from a living person,” he said, adding that these are taken out of bodies with a “beating heart and circulation.”

Video: Interview with Dr Byrne before his talk


“Every donor is killed in the process,” he stated.

Dr Byrne was the guest speaker at a pro-life event in Leominster, Massachussetts on November 11, where he presented a talk entitled “Protect Life. Learn the Truth about… The Affordable Care Act - Euthanasia - Brain Death - Organ Transplants”

Dr. Byrne insisted that there’s no such thing as “brain death”, saying “Brain death was a lie from the beginning. It has always been a lie.”

“Brain death is not true death,” he continued. “Organ transplant is the reason you have to have brain death.”

Dr. Byrne said this term crept into the medical profession following the world’s first heart transplant in 1968. It has since been defined and redefined and is now being replaced by another term known as cardiac death, he noted.

He said donated organs, without exception, must come from a living person. Within minutes of “true death,” which, he explained, is the cessation of circulation and respiration, the organs will begin to die. This is why, when organs are removed from a donor, the beating heart is always taken last. “You cannot get any organs from cadavers,” he noted. “If you’re really dead, then no organs can be extracted.”

Recovery after being declared “brain dead” is also possible, says Dr Byrne, who then demonstrated his point with a televised clip of Zach Dunlap, who spontaneously revived after being declared “brain dead”. He said there are now 175 known long-term survivors of “brain death.”

Video: Dr Byrne talks about morality of organ transplanting


Dr. Paul Byrne, author of “Finis Vitae”, is a renowned lecturer and medical expert who educates the public on commonly misunderstood life issues. Dr. Byrne centered his medical career in the field of neonatology and held many prestigious positions at universities and medical associations. He reaches audiences far and wide through his lecture circuits, publications, films and Life Guardian Foundation, a pro-life organization based in Vancouver, Washington. Dr. Byrne is past president of the Catholic Medical Association (USA) and has directed the neonatology and pediatrics departments at Charles Mercy Hospital in Oregon, Ohio.


( Extract from article by Patricia O’Connell “The Catholic Free Press”. Viewed December 1st, 2012 at: http://www.catholicfreepress.org/lead-story-2/2012/11/15/doctor-disputes-common-acceptance-of-%E2%80%98brain-death%E2%80%99/ )

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