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  • Canada scores world record for organ donation euthanasia

    02/29/2024 11:17:31 AM PST · by xoxox · 15 replies
    Daily Compass ^ | 08_02_2024 | Luca Volontè
    ...Organ donation organisations in Ontario and Quebec, for example, are already contacting patients on the euthanasia waiting list to request their livers, kidneys and spleens if they are in good condition. A study published in January 2024 by the Canadian Medical Association Journal on all organ donation cases from January 2018 to December 2022 shows that since 2018, when it became possible to donate one's organs after making the decision to end one's life by euthanasia, doctors who provide medical assistance in dying (Maid, euphemism for euthanasia and assisted suicide) are encouraged to discuss/promote organ donation with eligible patients once...
  • We Are Not Our Brains

    02/01/2024 9:01:58 AM PST · by foxfield · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 1, 2024 | Heidi Klessig, M.D.
    You are not your brain, and brain death does not equal death. Protect yourself from a false “brain death” diagnosis by refusing to be a registered organ donor. But this is not enough. The 2006 update to the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA) now mandates that if a person has no documented refusal to donate (and the family cannot be contacted) the coroner, medical examiner, or hospital administrator can donate your body or organs on your behalf. By documenting your refusal to donate in your advanced directive and electronic medical record and by carrying a “refusal to donate” wallet card,...
  • Cleveland Clinic Bans Severely Ill Ohio Man From Kidney Transplant Because The Donor Isn’t Vaccinated

    10/13/2021 10:47:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 13, 2021 | Nathaniel Stewart
    The Cleveland Clinic appears prepared to condemn some patients to death with its requirement that transplant donors accept a Covid-19 vaccination.The Cleveland Clinic, a world-renowned surgery center and provider of modern medical miracles, announced Friday that it will require both transplant donors and recipients to have received a Covid-19 vaccination.Michael Ganim is a 52-year-old man from Cleveland dying from kidney failure. He has been a Cleveland Clinic patient for years and on the organ donor transplant list since last October. Ganim’s polycystic kidney disease almost killed him in March 2020, and he and his family have ridden the emotional rollercoaster...
  • Boy who died of asthma attack wanted two things: Be like Spider-Man and donate his organs

    03/11/2019 11:34:38 AM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies
    The Record ^ | 01.11.19 | Philip DeVencentis
    Boy who died of asthma attack wanted two things: Be like Spider-Man and donate his organs
  • Texas bill aims to make organ donation opt-out, sparking debate

    04/28/2017 10:07:32 AM PDT · by bgill · 26 replies
    kxan ^ | April 27, 2017 | Alyssa Goard
    Currently, Texas residents must opt in to be placed on the donor registry during their driver’s license process. HB 1938 would instead automatically place all adults on the driver’s license process on the registry, unless they opt out. Under this bill, each applicant will have to answer the question, “Would you like to refuse to join the organ donor registry?” Applicants who answer no or simply don’t answer will automatically be enrolled.
  • Mom will give birth to terminally ill daughter to donate her organs

    03/04/2017 12:37:33 PM PST · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 21, 2017 | Alexandra Klausner
    An Oklahoma mom has decided to give birth to her terminally ill daughter so that she can donate the newborn’s organs. Keri Young, from Oklahoma City, was devastated to discover that her baby, whom she named Eva, would be born without a portion of her brain and skull due to a condition known as anencephaly. Keri — who learned of the child’s fate during her 20-week ultrasound — is scheduled to give birth to her child May 7 and will likely only spend a few days with the newborn before she dies. Her husband, Royce, was in awe of his...
  • Glendale tot with rare condition awaits intestine, liver transplant

    10/01/2016 2:03:03 PM PDT · by AzNASCARfan · 9 replies
    self | October 1, 2016 | AzNascarFan
    I tried to link the article but it is at the Arizona Repugnant and due to copyright complaints apparently we cant directly post their articles... This article is about my Grandson Jaxson... I had a prayer request thread Hereabout 2 months ago, when the doctors told us he might be in the hospital until a donor was found... Since then, things have happened in almost a miraculous fashion for those of us who understand the power or prayer.
  • Reward Organ Donors, And Thousands Of Lives Will Be Saved

    08/08/2016 9:45:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | August 8, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    Howard Broadman is a retired California judge with an active private practice as an arbitrator. He is also the grandfather of a little boy named Quinn, who was born with serious kidney problems. In time Quinn will require regular dialysis to stay alive until he’s eligible for a kidney transplant. Broadman would gladly have donated one of his own kidneys to save his grandson’s life. But Quinn is still too young for a transplant — and by the time he’s ready, his grandfather will be too old.So Broadman, together with transplant surgeon Jeffrey Veale, proposed an arrangement to the UCLA...
  • Teen Survived Kalamazoo Shooting After Being Pronounced Brain Dead

    02/23/2016 8:30:26 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 20 replies
    ABC Good Morning America Yahoo News ^ | 2/22/2016 | Emily Shapiro
    A 14-year-old girl wounded in a deadly shooting spree in Michigan this weekend was initially pronounced brain dead at the hospital before she squeezed her mother's hand and was rushed to surgery, her family told authorities. She is now in critical condition and "fighting for her life," her family said. The teen, who was shot in a Kalamazoo Cracker Barrel parking lot Saturday, was pronounced brain dead shortly after arriving at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Michigan State Police Lt. Dale Hinz told ABC News today. Her family told the lieutenant that an hour or two later, the hospital was in the...
  • Time to fix America's organ donor system

    12/29/2015 3:46:46 AM PST · by Kegger · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | December 28, 2015 | Karen Hill
    Automatically make each of us “donors” unless we signed a form saying “no” in advance. Yikes!
  • More Babies Being Born to Be Donors of Tissue

    07/30/2015 6:48:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies ^ | Published: June 4, 1991 | GINA KOLATA
    At about 8 o'clock this morning, doctors at the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, Calif., plan to transplant bone marrow into Anissa Ayala, a 19-year-old girl who is dying of leukemia. The marrow will come from her baby sister, Marissa. Their parents say they conceived Marissa to provide bone marrow to save Anissa's life. Doctors and ethicists say this is the first time a family has publicly admitted conceiving a child to serve as an organ donor. But many others have done so privately. Parents have had babies to provide bone marrow for siblings and relatives or even,...
  • Obama Regulation Czar Advocated Removing People’s Organs Without Explicit Consent

    09/04/2009 4:15:09 AM PDT · by Man50D · 105 replies · 2,375+ views ^ | September 04, 2009 | Matt Cover
    Cass Sunstein, President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), has advocated a policy under which the government would “presume” someone has consented to having his or her organs removed for transplantation into someone else when they die unless that person has explicitly indicated that his or her organs should not be taken. Under such a policy, hospitals would harvest organs from people who never gave permission for this to be done. Outlined in the 2008 book “Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness,” Sunstein and co-author Richard H. Thaler argued that the...
  • Frankenstein Science: Head Transplants Are Now Possible?

    08/18/2014 3:25:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Seasons of Grace ^ | August 18, 2014 | Kathy Schiffer
    “Potentially unethical.” That’s how one expert described an Italian scientist’s plan to perform a “head transplant” by severing two heads at the same time, then cooling and flushing out the ‘recipient’ head before attaching it to its new body with polymer glue.That is “POTENTIALLY unethical?” Making one person out of two, and throwing away the unused halves, is only “potentially” unethical?Shock and awe.* * * * *Neuroscientist Sergio Canavero is undeterred by criticism, however. Canavero now reports that it’s possible to merge bone marrow, surgically cut with an ultra-sharp knife, when fusing one person’s head onto another person’s spine. The...
  • Thinking He Was Brain Dead Family Was Set to Give Away His Organs, Then He Held Up Two Fingers

    05/16/2014 2:04:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Life News ^ | May 16, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    LifeNews has repeatedly profiled cases where doctors may too quickly began cutting up patients who are not really dead to begin harvesting their organs for donations.These kinds of cases have happened before, as supposedly “brain dead” patients have come back to life just before having their vital organs taken from them after prematurely being declared dead. Although there is nothing morally wrong with organ donations — in fact, it’s arguably a very pro-life action to take — these kinds of stories ought to remind organ donors (and any patient and their family) that doctors are too quickly declaring patients dead...
  • Beware: Killing for Organs, Taking Organs From Living People

    04/14/2013 6:28:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | Wesley J. Smith
    I have been warning for several years that many in bioethics and the organ transplant community hope to legalize killing for organs, that is, taking organs from the living. The latest example comes in the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics by Canadian philosophy professor (of course!) Walter Glannon. It’s a long article and I don’t have space here to deal with every aspect. But a few points: First, he claims that all decisions about organ donation and the treatment of patients are kept strictly segregated. From, “The Moral Insignificance of Death in Organ Donation:” All transplant policies and protocols require...
  • Critical organ donation warnings and guidance in new pamphlet: “Do not do an Apnea test!”

    04/27/2012 4:08:53 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/26/12 | Steve Jalsevac
    April 26, 2012 ( - Dr. Paul Byrne has been on a personal mission for many years to warn the public about the alarming facts and dangers of the $20 billion dollar-a-year organ transplant industry.  At the International Conference for Life in Vatican City February 25, Byrne and other distinguished speakers, including Cardinal Raymond Burke, addressed serious concerns regarding so-called “brain death”, the apnea test and organ transplantation. Dr. Bryne also introduced a new 29-page booklet produced by his Life Guardian Foundation containing crucial information to assist the public in making informed decisions about organ donation. The new Life Guardian...
  • Doctor disputes common acceptance of ‘brain death’

    11/22/2012 8:17:35 PM PST · by Coleus · 26 replies
    The Catholic Free Press ^ | 11.15.12 | Patricia O’Connell
    Organ transplants are big business and patients are often declared “brain dead” in order to harvest their organs, neonatologist Dr. Paul A. Bryne said during a talk last Sunday at the Knights of Columbus hall. The event was sponsored by the St. John the Baptist Pro-Life League of Saint Benedict Center in Still River. Dr. Byrne, past president of the Catholic Medical Association (USA), has directed the neonatology and pediatrics departments at Charles Mercy Hospital in Oregon, Ohio. He is president of Life Guardian Foundation, a pro-life organization based in Vancouver, Washington. He has appeared on television’s “Good Morning America”...
  • Denmark shocked by story of brain-dead donor’s recovery

    The world of organ donation in Denmark is in turmoil. A documentary was aired earlier this month which showed family members reacting in anguish to the news that their 19-year-old daughter was brain dead after a car accident, agreeing to donate her organs and allowing doctors to turn off her respirator. About 1.7 million viewers tuned in to the heart-rending drama. But Carina Melchior did not die after her respirator was removed. She is now undergoing rehabilitation and may make a full recovery. About 500 people immediately removed their names from Denmark’s organ donor register. Doctors at Aarhus University Hospital...
  • Dad rescues ‘brain dead’ son from doctors wishing to harvest his organs...

    04/26/2012 6:52:49 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 102 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 25, 2012 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    ...boy recovers completely Although a team of four physicians insisted that his son was “brain-dead” following the wreck, Thorpe’s father enlisted the help of a general practitioner and a neurologist, who demonstrated that his son still had brain wave activity. The doctors agreed to bring him out of the coma, and five weeks later Thorpe left the hospital, having almost completely recovered.
  • Bill to Allow Organ Farming from Unconscious Patients!

    02/24/2012 4:10:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    First Things ^ | February 23, 2012 | Wesley J. Smith