What Actually Happens To Your Body When You Donate Your Organs

With so many misconceptions about organ donation out there, it’s no wonder why less than half of all U.S. adults are signed up as donors, but what really happens when you donate organs?

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Organ Donation Statistics
https://www.organdonor.gov/statistics-stories/statistics.html
“How many people are waiting for a transplant? Who receives organs and what organs are most needed? This section introduces you to the data and connects you to more detailed statistics on the waiting list, transplantation, organ donation, and registration.”

American Academy of Neurology Guidelines for Brain Death Determination
http://surgery.med.miami.edu/laora/clinical-operations/brain-death-diagnosis
“Many of the details of the clinical neurologic examination to determine brain death cannot be established by evidence-based methods. The detailed brain death evaluation protocol that follows is intended as a useful tool for clinicians. It must be emphasized that this guidance is opinion-based. Alternative protocols may be equally informative.”

Death, dying and donation: organ transplantation and the diagnosis of death
http://jme.bmj.com/content/28/2/89.full
“In this paper we propose that the Australian community may, for good reason, distrust the concept of and criteria for ‘whole brain death’, and the equation of this new concept with death of the human being. We suggest that irreversible loss of circulation should be reinstated as the major defining characteristic of death, but that brain-dead, heart-beating entities remain suitable organ donors despite being alive by this criterion.”

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