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The Undead: Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating Heart Cadavers--How Medicine Is Blurring the Line Between Life and Death

The Undead: Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating Heart Cadavers--How Medicine Is Blurring the Line Between Life and Death - Dick Teresi A Sobering,disturbing, depressing, anger inducing book that all must read but it wonn't be a pleasureable experience.

in its simpliest form the Medical community is defining death not by scientific discovery, not in the means of saving the most lives but rather to gather the most organs for harvesting. The donors are just MEAT. The organ donor programs are Mcdonalds and they want the most product to make the most money. A way to streamline the process is to declare dead those that are nearly dead or soon will be. Those who might have some vestige of consciousness but will not longer be a "viable" member of society at large. It is even alleged by Mr. Teresi that these organ harvesters may be obtaining organs from those who are aware of what's being done to them and be in great pain during the procedure. Some states even allow "pre-harvesting" which allows the use of chemicals that will extend the life of the donor organs even while inhibiting the donor's ability to fight to stay alive. Some federal agencys even want to one day get to a point where all organ donation is assumed unless you say otherwise.

Read it for yourself and think long and hard before you ever sign that donor card.