Huffington Post has an article today on Remembering Jahi McMath the person who died twice.
I don’t usually respond to posts on Social Media where I am waiting to be attacked but this is how I responded.
“Brain death” and “organ donation” are terms used by the medical community in order to convince people they are giving “the gift of life”. However, you can NOT take organs from a truly dead person or what is known as a cadaver. The body needs to have a beating heart to maintain organ health.
Die in a car accident on the side of the road, your organs are useless.
You state in your article that “renowned cases where people with “brain death” came back to life, I realized that these cases were not actually brain death stories.”
Perhaps you neglected to read of Zach Dunlap, who was actually on the operating table to have his organs harvested when it was discovered he was not dead. Too much to write her but there are plenty of examples out there.
Yes “brain death” is a legal definition of death but ONLY since the Harvard Criteria was written in 1968 and confirmed into law by states in 1980.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the patients with severe brain trauma are pronounced “brain dead” in order to harvest their organs. If you really want us to accept death then take patients off the ventilator and let them die naturally.
But you are advocating keeping them alive to use those vital organs in another patient.
Personally, IF someone wants to donate their organs I have no problem with it IF they it is explained to them that they are not truly dead, dead. You are still very much alive when your organs are excised and they are NOT given anesthesia to prohibit the pain.
You said, “I was also amazed by the popular support shown by EMOTIONAL people”
I am NOT emotional person, just have done my research that brain death is a LEGAL, medical fiction constructed to harvest organs of not truly dead people. Unfortunately people don’t research until it hits their loved one.
If you are against the legal, medical fiction called “brain death” add your thoughts over there.