Life Site News Article on So Called “Brain dead”

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Doctor Says about “Brain Dead” Man Saved from Organ Harvesting – “Brain Death is Never Really Death”

BY LIFESITENEWS.COM

  • Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:15 EST
  • By John Jalsevac

OKLAHOMA, March 27, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – 21-year-old Zack Dunlap, a man who was diagnosed as “brain dead” and who was mere minutes away from having his organs harvested, now says, four months after the accident that brought him to the brink of death, that he feels “pretty good.” Dunlap’s story was told in an NBC piece aired earlier this week, in which the young man himself was interviewed.

While Zack’s case is being touted in the media as a “miracle”, a neonatologist and expert on brain-death has told LifeSiteNews.com that Zack’s case, while remarkable in a sense, is not as rare as the mainstream media’s reporting makes it seem.

“The young man was never dead,” said Dr. Paul Byrne, a former president of the Catholic Medical Association who began writing about brain death in 1977. What makes Dunlap’s case unusual, though not unheard of, says Byrne, is that Zack was lucky enough to be found out to be alive before his vital organs were removed.

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