The intent of this site is not to bash doctors and healthcare in the United States. In general, we believe health care professionals to be well-intentioned (though we sometimes agree on methodology) and seeking the best interest of their patients.
But some medical procedures need to be avoided for your safety, and this is one of them:
That may sound callous and cold, but you must understand what happens in an organ donation situation to know why you should not be an organ donor. One woman’s story will go a long way to make this clear. Mike Adams writes,
“A woman named Colleen Burns recently opened her eyes to find herself on an operating table in a hospital in Syracuse, NY. Looking around, she noticed that she was the subject of the operation. It turns out doctors were about to harvest her organs and send them to other waiting surgeons who would transplant them into other patients.
“This isn’t fiction. It was covered by ABC News and several other news sources. It really happened.
“And how did it happen? Doctors falsely pronounced her dead by fraudulently claiming she had suffered ‘cardiopulmonary arrest’ and ‘irreversible brain damage.’ This gave them the medical justification to start slicing away even while the woman’s heart was still beating.
“This is a big ‘holy crap I didn’t know that’ fact about organ donations: Doctors don’t wait until you’re really dead. At least not by any normal definition of ‘dead.’
“See, you and I think ‘dead’ means your heart isn’t beating, your brain isn’t functioning, and you’re lifeless. But hospitals — which happen to generate huge profits from the trade of transplant organs — have a strong financial incentive to declare you ‘medically dead’ long before you’re actually lifeless.
“They can, in fact, declare you ‘dead’ even when your heart is still beating and you still have brain activity. And they often do. This is how a lot of the organ harvesting in America actually gets done: patients that are on the verge of death (but not yet actually dead) are simply ‘declared’ dead, then their organs are quickly removed, killing them for good.
“It’s a crime that takes place every day in America, where U.S. hospitals have been caught over and over again engaging in black market organ trafficking.” (emphasis in the original)
What this essentially means is that, if you are an organ donor, there is the very real possibility of you being killed for hospital profit even if you would have survived. Because of this, we recommend that you do not become an organ donor, that you are very careful and explicit that you want to keep all of your organs. It would be a travesty for this to happen to you and your family.