Organ Donation Wayside

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When people think of organ donation they may immediately wonder, “is the person still living when they take out the organ(s)?” And to be perfectly honest, it is all about perspective, but donation should not be put to the wayside because of the debate that still remains over the determination of death. For those who are confirmed clinically dead (the heart stops beating), they are hooked up to a ventilator to keep organs fresh, a method of momentary preservation until the needed organs and tissues are removed. Since the heart has its own pacemaker and the ventilator is providing the oxygen necessary for it to beat, it will remain beating, but there is no sign of brain activity. Their chest rises with each “breath”, their skin is warm to
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