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Harvesting Live Donors?

springfield45 Wrote: Sep 27, 2012 10:10 PM
Your comment makes no sense... those who are considered brain dead are put on life support to keep their organs alive while the procurement agency looks for recipients who match. Sometimes a body will remain "alive"- with support- for a day or two even though brain activity has ceased. I worked in a trauma ICU for several years and participated in several harvestings (yes, that's what it's called). And while there is no doubt that there are corrupt organizations and "unethical and immoral doctors" around the country, it is both ignorant and stupid and corral all physicians and hospitals under one umbrella. Idiot.

Patrick McMahon is an Air Force combat veteran and nurse practitioner who worked as a transplant coordinator.

In a new bombshell lawsuit, McMahon claims he was fired for raising one too many red flags about whether his patients were really dead before doctors harvested their organs.

According to The New York Post, which broke the story, McMahon says that last September a 19-year-old man injured in a car crash was sent to the Nassau University Medical Center. The young patient was still laboring to breathe and had other signs of brain activity. But Michael Goldstein, director of the federally funded New York Organ...

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