Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Woman pronounced 'brain dead' comes alive

Comatose Danish woman wakes, sparking end-of-life debate in the country

A Facebook photo of Carina Melchior.
Here's a story by the National Catholic Register that "right to die" supporters won't like:
Carina Melchior is a 20-year-old Danish woman who was plunged in the middle of controversy by two close encounters with death — the first in car crash last year that put her in a coma; the second in a hospital, where doctors persuaded her parents to donate her organs and shut off her life support.

But Carina recovered, and she now is at the centre of a storm of questions about the criteria for brain death, over-aggressive transplant agencies, and the commodification of the human body.
Read the full story here.

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