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brain death

irreversible cessation of respiration due to irreparable brain damage, even though the heart may continue beating with the aid of a mechanical ventilator: widely considered as the criterion of death
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They don't understand that they may be declared brain dead and then maintained on a ventilator until their organs are ready to be removed and transplanted.
This does not comport with the overwhelming amount of expert medical opinion that Tara was brain dead for an extraordinary period of time.
The Saudi centre will present cash rewards to relatives of donors and clinically brain dead patients.
This was contrary to a diagnosis of brain death, as there could be no voluntary movement whatsoever once brain dead.
He was transferred to a regional trauma center, where he was pronounced brain dead four days later.
Ex-TV boss Street-Porter, 49, stuck her claws into blonde Julia on the hit BBC show Have I Got News For You, saying: "I tried to watch her the other morning on that Big Breakfast and she's brain dead, isn't she?
Before Fritze could be declared brain dead, a senior doctor re-examined the x-ray and realised that there was a good chance he would recover.
Reuters) - Former three-time world boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho is brain dead following a drive-by shooting in Puerto Rico, a doctor said on Thursday.
Operations to transplant the heart, liver and kidneys of a boy that began Friday were completed at three hospitals in Japan by early Saturday in the first case in which a child donor under age 6 has been declared brain dead.
The medical community defines brain dead patients as having no chance of recovery, but the public can often have a difficult time understanding the differences in brain dead and comatose.
PROUD Heather O'Connor cradles the healthy son she says she was told to abort because doctors feared he might be born brain dead.
The heart and lungs of Infant A, who had been declared brain dead, were removed and transplanted into Infant B, whose heart and lungs were removed.