THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS "BRAIN DEATH"
By Paul A. Byrne, M.D.
Both Germany and Japan are saving lives. Critically ill patients there, who need the assistance of life support machines, are not given an apnea test (which causes brain damage) and are being treated with hypothermic therapy. Published results are reporting that 60 to 70 percent of patients are recovering. This is a remarkable success rate!
Patients with the same types of injuries or conditions in the USA and other countries are deliberately being hastily declared "Brain Dead" so their organs can be taken. More recently, when there is a desire to get organs while the donor still has obvious brain activity, a Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) is obtained to stop the life support. When the donor is pulseless for as short as 75 seconds (but the heart is still beating) the organs are taken – this is called Donation by Cardiac Death (DCD). Organs are then cut out without any anesthetic. These persons are given a paralyzing agent but no anesthetic.
The donation and transplant industry is a multibillion dollar enterprise. In 1996, Forbes Magazine ran an informative series on this issue.
IN ACTUALITY, IT IS THE EXCRUCIATING VITAL ORGAN REMOVAL
PROCEDURE WHICH CAUSES TRUE DEATH OF THE DONOR.
“BRAIN DEATH” - The new “Pretend Death” is not True Death
Prior to 1968 a person was declared dead only after their breathing and heart stopped for a determinate period of time. The current terminology "Brain Death" was unheard of. When surgeons realized they had the capability of taking organs from one seemingly “close to death” person and implanting them into another person to keep the recipient alive longer, a "Pandora’s Box" was opened.
In the beginning, through trial and error, they discovered it was not possible to perform this "miraculous" surgery with organs taken from someone truly dead--even if the donor was without circulation for merely a few minutes - because organ damage occurs within a very brief time after circulation stops.
To justify their experimental procedures it was necessary for them to come up with a solution which is how the term "Brain Death" was contrived.
Much is being done to get your organs. For an organ to be suitable for transplantation, it must be healthy and it must come from a living person. Please wake up! Organ excision does not benefit the person from whom the organs are taken, it causes their death!
IT IS NOT MORALLY ADMISSIBLE TO DIRECTLY BRING ABOUT THE DISABLING MUTILATION OR DEATH OF A HUMAN BEING, EVEN IN ORDER TO DELAY THE DEATH OF OTHER PERSONS.