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Film on teen who awoke from coma before having organs harvested stirs ‘brain death’ debate

Posted by Joseph on 20 October, 2012

A documentary titled “Pigen der ikke ville dø” (“The girl who refused to die”), which aired last week on Danish TV, tells the story of 19-year-old Carina Melchior, a 19 year-old girl who awoke from a coma after doctors asked her family to consider donating her organs. The film has raised concern again over inexact criteria for brain death prior to organ donation.

Carina Melchior is alive and well after being declared

The documentary followed Melchior’s family after she was taken to Aarhus University Hospital to be treated from injuries from a car accident.

Last October, Carina was admitted to hospital with severe injuries and slipped into a coma. Doctors advised her parents that there was little chance for her survival, that brain death would probably occur within days, and suggested withdrawing life support and making preparations for organ donation.


More at:http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/film-on-teen-who-awoke-from-coma-before-having-organs-harvested-stirs-39bra?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=359b03df75-LifeSiteNews_com_Intl_Headlines_10_17_2012&utm_medium=email



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