Thursday, January 29, 2015

Brain Dead or Heart Dead

In Jahi McMath's case her treatment was withheld because, in effect, someone decided she was not “there” anymore. This is otherwise known as the legal fiction of “brain death.” One must ask the obvious question, as did the astute physician Dr. Paul Byrne: if the brain were truly “dead” as was alleged, what force then caused the heart to still beat?

I suspect for heart transplants you need a beating heart else the heart organ would be dead and not transferable.  So, a donor must be brain dead but still alive. (my conclusion)


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