Organ donation is such a heart-wrenching subject, but it’s been a hot topic lately – in light of recent deaths, seemingly associated with vaccination.
All LIFE is sacred. And exhausting every effort to save the life of a loved one does NOT mean that you value the life of another any less.
I’m not here to debate this issue, as I’m sure several of us know lives that have been impacted by donation, on either side. However, it’s important to understand what doesn’t get explained when we agree to the small print.
Decisions on organ donation are usually based on personal experiences and/or trust in what we’ve been told. But are we truly informed?
Here are some statements presented by Dr. Paul Byrne, a Board Certified Neonatologist and Pediatrician, from the videos sourced below:
In the US, we get more organs from drug overdose than we do from accidents and gunshot wounds combined. (Interesting, considering how highly dosed our culture has become.)
Every organ that is transplanted is taken from a living person. The term “brain dead” was invented so that viable beating hearts and other organs could be harvested for transplant.
NO ONE should have an apnea test. This involves being disconnected from the ventilator for up to 10 minutes, which can make the condition worse or even cause death. If you fail the apnea test, your respirator is reconnected and you will now be called a beating-heart cadaver (BHC).
In a living person, a ventilator pushes air in, but THEY push the air out. A ventilator will only be affective in the living, as a truly dead person loses elastic properties, which make them unable to push air out.
Life on earth is a continuum from beginning until “true death.” No one should be declared dead until the destruction of the circulatory system, the respiratory system, and the entire brain.
When you check “no” to organ donation, it does not get recorded any place. It’s only the “yes” answer that gets recorded. If you do not wish to donate, renew your ID removing yourself from the state’s list, as well as, removing your name from the donor “yes” list at Donate Life. AND make SURE your friends and family know your wishes, as they will ultimately be the ones making decisions on your behalf at such a vulnerable time.
This is a tough one, I know… bathe it in prayer and education.
For more information, please read Dr. Paul Byrne’s website:
Brain Death verses True Death:
Don’t be an organ donor:
Risks and Outcomes of Living Donation :