Doctors Admit the Obvious: You Can’t Get a Live Organ from a Dead Body

Bioethics, Medical Economics
In a remarkably candid article about organ donation in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), a doctor and a bioethicist have made the unnerving observation that, in cases involving vital organs, many “donors” may not actually be dead at the time their organs are taken from them. While this statement corroborates the view of many pro-life groups, scientists, and physicians, it is likely to be news to the general public. More Information: (more…)
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New England Journal of Medicine: ‘Brain Death’ is not Death – Organ Donors are Alive

Bioethics, Children's Health, Health Headlines, Medical Economics
In a horrifying report, is commenting on an article that is sure to rock the world of organ donation. The highly respected New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has published an article which backs up the objections of various pro-life groups, as well as some scientists and physicians, to certain types of organ donation which involve the removal of vital organs from patients believed to be dead. The problem, say the authors of the NEJM article, is that in many cases these patients may not be dead at all.  My Take? (more…)
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