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Friday, November 23, 2012
Woman Wakes Up As Doctors Ready to Harvest Her Organs

From The GateWayPundit: "Her family was told she was brain dead..... Now she’s back at home cooking dinner with her family....The world of organ donation in Denmark is in turmoil. A documentary was aired earlier this month which showed family members reacting in anguish to the news that their 19-year-old daughter was brain dead after a car accident, agreeing to donate her organs and allowing doctors to turn off her respirator....."But we made a mistake underway and made the family believe that their daughter and sister would die."....The hospital acknowledged that the question of organ donation should not have been raised as there...

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/11/19-year-old-woman-wakes-up-as-doctors-ready-to-harvest-her-organs-video/



The Gateway Pundit source site has this:



Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 2:54 PM
 
 

Her family was told she was brain dead.
19 year-old Carina Melchior woke up as doctors were about to harvest her organs.
Now she’s back at home cooking dinner with her family.

[Adobe Flash video embedded on the page - I don't know how to post that!]
[Woops! Video is already unavailable -- must be the lawyers getting involved]

National Right to Life News reported:

    The world of organ donation in Denmark is in turmoil. A documentary was aired earlier this month which showed family members reacting in anguish to the news that their 19-year-old daughter was brain dead after a car accident, agreeing to donate her organs and allowing doctors to turn off her respirator. About 1.7 million viewers tuned in to the heart-rending drama.

    But Carina Melchior did not die after her respirator was removed. She is now undergoing rehabilitation and may make a full recovery. About 500 people immediately removed their names from Denmark’s organ donor register.

    Doctors at Aarhus University Hospital were embarrassed by the incident. “We are overjoyed that the young woman survived and that she is moving on after the accident,” Claus Thomsen, the hospital’s chief medical officer, said. “But we made a mistake underway and made the family believe that their daughter and sister would die.”

    The hospital acknowledged that the question of organ donation should not have been raised as there were no unambiguous signs that brain death would occur. New guidelines have been introduced to ensure that relatives will only be approached about organ donation if no more treatment options are available. There was no risk of a false diagnosis of brain death, the hospital insisted.






Comment on the Gateway Pundit website:

   
#8 November 20, 2012 at 4:23 pm   
Sasja commented:

Her father nails it.

Kim Melchior, the patient’s father, had this to say during an interview with Ekstra Bladet, a Danish newspaper:

“Those bandits in the white coats gave up too quickly because they wanted an organ donor.”



Check out these two comments:


   
#4 November 20, 2012 at 3:16 pm   
hermie commented:

In Illinois you are automatically placed on the organ donors list when you get a driver’s license, unless you elect to opt out when you get your license and then with every renewal.

A bit scary when you realize that under Obamacare the quality physicians who are leaving medicine will be replaced by nurse practitioners and medical assistants who will be required to fill their quotas and they won’t be too concerned about the status of the ‘donor’.





#6 November 20, 2012 at 4:06 pm   
Cargosquid commented:

When there is a suitable candidate for organ donation and a donation or consent to donate has not yet been given, procedures to preserve the decedent’s body for possible organ and tissue donation may be implemented under the authorization of the applicable organ procurement agency, at its own expense, prior to making a donation request pursuant to Section 5-25. If the organ procurement agency does not locate a person authorized to consent to donation or consent to donation is denied, then procedures to preserve the decedent’s body shall be ceased and no donation shall be made.

Illinois does NOT presume consent. Otherwise, they would NOT seek consent. All they are doing is preserving the option until it is clarified. If no consent is authorized…..no organs are donated.





Another comment posts alternative YouTube video:
[I recommend that you watch this soon if you are interested, because the
voice in the video is a computer animated reading of a script which tells me
that nobody wants their voice pattern used against them in court.  The family
is suing the hospital, so you can be sure this video will be taken down before
long...]



#11 November 20, 2012 at 4:49 pm   
maria commented:

video doens’t work. here is another link:





 Published on Oct 18, 2012 by African Movie Reporter

http://www.africanmoviesnews.com

A teenage girl in a coma after a catastrophic car crash came round just as doctors were about to declare her brain dead. Carina Melchior had had life support withdrawn on the advice of medics and was being prepared for organ donation.

But to the astonishment of staff at the Aarhus Hospital, in Denmark, the 19-year-old suddenly opened her eyes and started moving her legs. She is now making a good recovery at a rehabilitation centre and is able to walk, talk and even ride her horse Mathilde. Her family is now suing the hospital for damages, claiming that doctors had been desperate to harvest her body parts.

'Those bandits in white coats gave up too quickly because they wanted an organ donor,' her father Kim told the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet. The family's lawyer Nils Fjeldberg said that Ms Melchior keeps asking if doctors were trying to k**ll her.

'Of course this is a great trauma, both for her and her parents who were convinced that there was nothing else that could be done and agreed to donate her organs,' he told the newspaper.








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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2012, 08:37:34 PM »
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  • To be "ecumenical," here is "equal time" for the other viewpoint:



    (Donate Life  ~ music video!)


    Intellectual exercise: imagine this same video as a PSA for pro-life message
    that suggests the alternative of adoption instead of abortion -- to 'donate life' ...






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  • Here's another example -

    If someone were to ask this woman, who is putting the Most Pleasant Face
    on the promotion of organ donation - ask her to make a similar performance
    for the topic of encouraging a woman not to have an abortion, but to have
    her baby instead, and if necessary, to provide a home for her child by way
    of adoption - would she be willing to give the same unction and softness
    to her message as she gives to this other kind of 'donation' message?


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=H4_bLOCxTPY&feature=endscreen




    Watch near the end:  they have more problem with Orthodox, Muslim and
    Aborigine communities than they do with the "archdioceses" -- Hmmm...
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