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Organ Donation

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suzie schweitzer

on 26 April 2010

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Transcript of Organ Donation

Alicia's Story Alicia's Story [Msg 1, under Donor Stories]. Retrieved on April 22, 2010, from
http://www.onelegacy.org/prod/components/donation/stories.html What Organ Donation Really Means
*Hospitalization occurs due to a head injury, brain tumor, brain infection, or bleeding in the brain *The person is declared brain dead because no
blood or oxygen is flowing to their brain; thus the brain is no longer functioning and has lost the ability to do so ever again. *Even though the organs quickly start to deteriorate once a person becomes brain dead, their vital organs can still be removed and used to cure someone else University of Miami, Department of Surgery. (1997-2010). Understanding Brain Death. Retrieved April
22, 2010, from http://surgery.med.miami.edu/x285.xml Understanding Brain Death. (2010). Retrieved April 22, 2010 from
http://onelegacy.org/prod/components/myths/braindeath.html How Doctors Determine a Patient Brain Dead The physician performs a series of tests to determine the severity of the brain damage.
Different from a coma, signs of brain death include:
*lack of blood flow to the brain
*inability to breathe without the aid of machines
*pupils no longer respond to light
*no longer respond to pain
Major Myths
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