1) brain death is defined as "the absence of all brain functioning demonstrated by profound coma, apnea, and absence of all brain-stem
There are also isolated reports of abnormal brain-stem
electrical responses, rapid eye movement sleep patterns and brain metabolism.
He claims patients who donate organs are "still very much alive" during removal of their organs for transplant, and in doing so implies brain-stem death is nothing of the Kind.
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.
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.