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The truth behind organ donation & transplants


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… The truth behind organ donation & organ transplants

WAS
NOT
DEAD

Carina Melchior

Carina Melchior , a 19 year old student, suffered severe injuries after crashing her car. Doctors said she would soon be “brain dead” and convinced her family to consent to organ donation. But, as doctors gathered around her bed to prep her for organ donation, she suddenly opened her eyes and moved her legs. Now she is making a full recovery. [more]

WAS
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DEAD

Steven Thorpe

Steven Thorpe , 17 year old Warwickshire youth, was declared “brain dead” by four doctors, but his parents did not give up on him, and insisted on another opinion from an independent GP and a neurosurgeon. Steven made an unexpected recovery and left hospital alive seven weeks later. [more]

WAS
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DEAD

Zach Dunlap

Zach Dunlap , a 21 year old Oklahoma man, was “feeling pretty good” four months after he was diagnosed as “brain dead”. Ironically, Zach heard the doctors pronounce him dead, but was unable to do anything about it. A few days later, he revived and spoke to his family. [more]

WAS
NOT
DEAD

Sam Schmid

Sam Schmid , a 21 year old Arizona college student, was critically wounded in a five-car accident. Surgeons thought he had no hope of recovery and broached organ donation with his family. Sam was poised to ‘donate’ his vital organs, when he suddenly emerged from a coma. He has since had rehabilitation and walks with the aid of a walker. [more]

WAS
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DEAD

Val Thomas

Val Thomas , 59 year old West Virginia woman, came back to life, after being clinically “brain dead” for 17 hours. Attempts to revive her after a heart attack had failed, and doctors diagnosed her as “brain dead”. Later “she moved her arm, coughed and asked for her son.” ... she was alive. [more]

WAS
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DEAD

Gloria Cruz

Gloria Cruz , 56 year old Northern Territory woman, was declared “brain dead” and expected to ‘die’ within 48 hours. A doctor, a social worker and a ‘patient advocate’ urged her husband to remove the ventilator and let her ‘die’. But he refused and 3 days later, Gloria revived, awoke from her coma and was getting around hospital in a wheelchair. [more]

WAS
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DEAD

Madeleine Gauron

Madeleine Gauron , a 76 year old Quebec woman, was diagnosed by medical staff as “brain dead”, with no hope of recovery. Doctors asked if the family would agree to organ donation, but the family asked for more medical tests. The next day, astonishingly, she awakened and sat up in bed and ate yogurt. [more]

WAS
NOT
DEAD

Rae Kupferschmidt

Rae Kupferschmidt , 65 year old Minnesota woman, suffered a massive cerebral haemorrhage and doctors diagnosed her as “brain dead”. She was taken home to die and her family began making funeral arrangements. When Rae spontaneously sucked an ice cube offered by her daughter, she was found to be alive. She later walked. [more]

WAS
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DEAD

Suzanne Chin

Suzanne Chin suffered cardiac arrest and collapsed into unconsciousness. Taken to hospital, she remained in a coma and the head of ICU, two neurologists & a cardiologist said she was brain-dead with no hope of recovery. But her husband refused to turn of her life support. 3 days later, Suzanne revived & is now well & very much ALIVE. [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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