Thursday, December 22, 2011

Man in Coma Wakes Shortly Before His Organs Are About to be "Donated"


From the article:

* Sam Schmid, an Arizona college student believed to be brain dead and poised to be an organ donor, miraculously recovered just hours before doctors were considering taking him off life support.

* "I tell everyone, if they want to call it a modern-day miracle, this is a miracle," said his mother, Susan Regan, a Catholic. "I have friends who are atheists who have called me and said, 'I am going back to church.'"

* Schmid's mother said no one "specifically" asked if her son would be a donor, but they "subtly talk to you about quality of life."


* Here we have an account of a possible miracle coupled with yet another instance of the "subtle" exploitation of the grieving by medical professionals.

* Brain death, according to an article in last year's New England Journal of Medicine, cannot serve as sufficient grounds for the harvesting of vital organs.

* Indeed: it seems to be a pretense for the lucrative organ-harvesting business.

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