Non-Brain Death Organ Donation, Part One

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January 12, 2015

Non-Brain Death Organ Donation

 

By Nancy Valko, RN ALNC

Would you sign an organ donor card if you knew that you didn’t necessarily have to be diagnosed as “brain dead” before your organs were removed? Would you sign an organ donor card if you knew that the card would override your family if they objected?

These scenarios might sound far-fetched but they are very real today even though unknown to most people. The understandable zeal to obtain organs and tissues for transplantation has gone much farther than most people realize when they agree to future organ donation.

The current non-brain death organ donation policy started with ethics journal articles in the mid-1990s when it was called “non-heart beating donation” and promoted as a way to increase the supply of organs to transplant beyond the “brain death” organ donations. This was accomplished by linking organ donation with…

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“Everybody’s a Winner When Euthanasia Combines with Organ Donation, Say Doctors”

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This excellent article by Michael Cook  titled “Everybody’s a Winner When Euthanasia Combines with Organ Donation, Says Doctors” is a must read for anyone concerned about ethics and healthcare.

Michael Cook, the current editor of Mercatornet, writes that

Several Dutch and Belgian doctors have proposed legal reforms toincrease the popularity of combining euthanasia and organ donation in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Writing in the Journal of Medical Ethics, they report valuable unpublished information about the prevalence of the procedure. So far, it has been performed only about 40 times in the two countries. However, there is “a persisting discrepancy between the number of organ donors and the number of patients on the waiting lists for transplantation” – which euthanasia patients could help to balance. (Emphasis added)

Ominously, the authors of this British Medical Journal article  titled “Legal and ethical aspects of organ donation after euthanasia in…

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Organ donation scandal – the truth about organ donation – MUST READ MUST SHARE

This is what most people want in the United States too.

Selah Ministries

I’m sorry for even touching this subject – it’s one which garners a lot of emotion – organ donation. You need to read all this article and the links before you decide what you ought to do in relation to this information.

What prompted me to write this piece is that in Wales now, you will have to opt OUT if you don’t want to be automatically considered for organ donation.

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In the event you are, well, this is the issue… you are not dead when you donate your organs. That’s the problem. See this?

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It says ‘I want to help others to live after my death.’ What it doesn’t say is that you will be kept alive until your organs have been removed, even though you will be given no anaesthetic, and they may say you are ‘brain-dead’ but that definition has only been in existence since organ donation…

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The Gift of One More Time

We all make mistakes as parents, hindsight is 20/20. Wouldn’t it be lovely to KNOW what we KNOW now….and do it all again. Thank God for his grace.

Red Tent Living

It came about unexpectedly. First one child, then another and finally the last called and said, “I’m going to come over to spend the night too!”

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Christ the Fetus | The Value of Human Flesh

There is an ethical standard that should govern scientific research: the standard of the protection of each human life. The nation wakes up to what many of us have known for a long time..it is a baby and not a blob of tissue.

Incarnation and Modernity

Leon Cogniet, Scène du Massacre des Innocents | 1824, Oil on Canvas, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes: Rennes, France Leon Cogniet, Scène du Massacre des Innocents | 1824, Oil on Canvas, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, France

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Human flesh has moral value. We see this when friends fall ill and we are saddened by their bodily suffering, when accidents happen and bodily functions are impaired, when we mourn the dead and care for their remains. In each of these instances we are treating the human body, and the proper functioning of its parts according to the dignity it possesses: as having importance, as meaning something, as valuable. We see its suffering, its demise, its lifelessness, as a tragedy.

What happens in the context of abortion, then, is likewise indicative of the moral value of human flesh. Precisely because abortion requires the dismemberment of a body, it also reveals to us the tragic end of a human life. It follows from the reality that human organs are procured for research through abortion, that abortion is not simply a matter of personal choice, or reducible to other euphemistic sound bites, but the gruesome and tragic ending of human lives.

Philosophically we know that human flesh, human organs, belong to human bodies, and that these bodies belong to living persons…

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And then they came for YOU!

This must stop, the “gag orders”, the kidnapping of children for money.

A Miracle for Two Sisters

How many children will be too many before there are either none left, or they come for yours?

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Jayden was 6 months old when he was taken by DCS in February 2014, and has been in his “Forever Home” ever since, if DCS gets its way.  How nice for the Foster Family who wants to adopt him.  He is now 1 and 1/2 years old, but they have had him for almost a year.  What a “find” for them, and a $6,000. – $8,000. bonus for DCS in the kids for cash program that inspires DCS to take an average of 32 Arizona children a day, EVERY DAY, out of their homes, and into state custody.  The nagging questions are:  1- how much is each kid worth in Federal Funds to Arizona, 2- how much have taxpayers paid to the adopting parents since this baby was kidnapped from his mother, and 3- how much will taxpayers pay…

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Justice for Paul…. Mom, is going to speak for you “NEVER GIVE UP”

Looks like your son was a Michigan fan. I am so sorry for your loss.

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Thank you for coming to my blog, If you are new I beg you to please read my archives story. My main purpose going forward life is to fight for those without a voice, My son Paul Gerard Victorian Jr was taken away from me by unethical pharmaceutical companies greed, that only care about money, profits,. My son was given a medication that was NEVER FDA approved for his disability, the doctor who gave this to him and abandoned his care was never held responsible for my son’s death. Then the coroners office lied on my son’s two part death certificate and created illness that were not true, and nobody have righted this wrong, The coroners office signed vital record full of lies and nobody will help me. I am angry, hurt and mad…….My son trusted his parents, and we trusted a doctor who only cared about profits, it was…

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