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Synonyms for brain-stem

the part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus

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Organs and tissue are only ever removed from brain-stem dead donors whose death has been confirmed using a series of rigorously applied, exhaustive and well-established tests that are conducted by as many as four senior doctors, none of whom have any connection whatsoever with the transplant team.
It is tempting to tacKle each and every point that Dr Evans maKes, but this would miss the real point, which is this: There have been more than 360 brain-stem dead donors in Wales over the past 10 years, with grieving families at their bedside who recognised and fully accepted the dreadful truth, the harrowing inevitability that their loved one was dead.
Also recently introduced is the Abaer [TM] (automated brain-stem auditory evoked response) system that offers the industry's three leading screening methodologies in a single, expandable platform.