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Harvesting the organs of the living

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posted on Jul, 27 2012 @ 02:20 PM
I've just seen this. Announced on Olympics day, talk about a good day to bury news...

There are plans to discuss reforming the Organ Donation service on two counts.

The first, if you don't donate, you can't get one.

The second...and more worrying...

'The survey asks whether doctors should be able to keep alive patients with catastrophic brain damage, for example due to head injury or stroke, who will not survive, solely for the purpose of organ donation.

'However, what is being considered is different. Known as elective ventilation, it involves starting ventilation once it is recognised that the patient is close to death, with the specific intention of facilitating organ donation.'

Who's to say who's close to death? The government?

Will doctors be paid for this 'service'?

Not cool man, not cool.

Crichton's Coma anyone?
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posted on Jul, 27 2012 @ 02:26 PM
If you ever looked into .Onion sites, on TOR.

There is some disturbing sites...

One sticks out involved medical experiments... all being performed on the homeless by from the sounds of it Doctors and Scientist.

All anon, all with things like Subject 1:

Followed by a medical description of the person and what experiments they have done on them...

among the worst thing I found while messing with TOR

so if the site was real, where were the doctors willing to do it coming from?

Also if you ever had a relative in a "brain dead" or coma state, you have felt the push to harvest the organs.
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posted on Jul, 27 2012 @ 03:06 PM
reply to post by khimbar

pure and simple

also a multi-billion dollar market

now you know where most of the opposition to stem cell research is coming from

posted on Jul, 27 2012 @ 09:20 PM
Working in the medical field, this happens pretty often already. We're supposed to call for organ donation when its been talked about with family or power of attorney, etc. Often, someone has been DOV (dead on vent) for awhile. The heart is pumping with help of a pacer, we are breathing for them, and its just a waiting game. An organ must be perfused until it is near ready for use and put on ice.
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posted on Jul, 27 2012 @ 09:45 PM
reply to post by khimbar

I always believed in being an organ donor until I worked in a hospital.

The horror stories I heard about people not being quite dead yet, and what the organ harvesting entails made me change my mind about it all.

In fact I vomited after getting graphic detail about it all.

posted on Jul, 27 2012 @ 10:30 PM
It's not as glamorous as one might think. Again, this isn't a new practice at all - the wording may change, but the act is the same.

When you perform 2000 heart transplants a year and you need 40,000... transplants are money. Medicine is about making money.. with a little experimenting on the side.

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