It seems that there is no end to the… creativity… of those looking to harvest organs* from those who are not-quite-dead (i.e., not dead at all).
Thank you to Dr. Meaney at the NCBC for his discussion of a new use for Normothermic Regional Perfusion…organ procurement from those who are pretty clearly not dead.
This is extremely disturbing… and… worth reading!
*We are all for organ donation. Please consider being an organ donor. The problem here is the push to take organs from people who are NOT dead. See also our recent post regarding proposed changes to the definition of so-called brain death.