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having irreversible loss of brain function as indicated by a persistent flat electroencephalogram

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"A person who is declared to be brain dead is legally dead and is an eligible donor.
The mother was declared brain dead after suffering a haemorrhage in April when she was 16 weeks pregnant.
Nevertheless, to avoid causing death by procuring vital organs, doctors are guided by the Dead Donor Rule (DDR) when procuring organs from brain dead patients.
The UAE Brain Death Protocol establishes a patient is brain dead if the individual meets the following criteria for being a potential organ donor:
Speaking on the sidelines of the visit to Bu Ali Sina liver transplantation center in Shiraz, Reza Malekzadeh said the number of units for identifying brain dead in the country has increased to 53 units.
New Delhi [India], Nov 14 ( ANI ): A 30-year-old soldier of the Indian Army got a new lease of life at Army's Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital after he was transplanted with another heart, donated by a 29-year-old soldier who was declared brain dead. For the transplantation, the heart was airlifted from the Siachen base medical facility to the R&R Hospital in the national capital on Wednesday.
In 2013, Winkfield refused to remove her daughter, then 13, from life support after doctors at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland, California, declared her brain dead following a complex nose and throat surgery.
"There is a lot of misunderstanding of religion, which people quote as an excuse not to donate or accept organs from brain dead people," he told the GDN.
A Greek Cypriot studying in Thessaloniki in Greece, who was hit by a car last week while running away from football hooligans, has been declared brain dead, it was reported on Wednesday.
Her brother, Gregorio Depalubos, said Asperin was declared 'brain dead' by her attending physician a few minutes before her last breath.
RIYADH: There has been a 30 percent increase in the number of organ transplants in 2015 compared to the previous year because of a rise in brain dead people, a local publication reported Thursday.
The Italian has been in a coma for a week and medics yesterday declared him brain dead. Mr Schumacher's family dismissed claims he took his own life, adding he "had no reason to kill himself ".
PIMS neurosurgeon Dr KhaliquZaman has already indicated that Dr Malik was brain dead after the bullet pierced through his head before it stuck in the brain.