On Sunday night I attended a presentation by Dr. Paul Byrne concerning Organ Transplants and “Brain Death”
The Doctor has impressive credentials:
Interestingly enough there is an article at the BBC on this very subject:
A Canadian man who was believed to have been in a vegetative state for more than a decade, has been able to tell scientists that he is not in any pain.
It’s the first time an uncommunicative, severely brain-injured patient has been able to give answers clinically relevant to their care.
Scott Routley, 39, was asked questions while having his brain activity scanned in an fMRI machine.
His doctor says the discovery means medical textbooks will need rewriting.
I have two excepts from his presentation:
And some photos as well:
One of the slides in his presentation
You never saw so many nuns in traditional garb anywhere:
This made it impossible for me to keep my fedora on during the presentation
When the presentation was done he took questions on many subjects:
Morality of the issue
Cancer & Donation
Prolife and the Government
And the change in standards
He made an interesting point that nobody begrudged Chris Reeve years on a ventilator but would question if it is a way to live for others.
Never saw an author with that kind of attitude before.
If he is the slightest bit right, and people are alive and aware during the hours it takes to remove organs then it is one of the most horrible things I’ve ever heard of.
Here are the rest of the shots: