Pastor Ryan Marlow suffered a brain injury due to an infection. Just weeks later doctors labeled Ryan brain dead, told his wife Meghan he was “clinically deceased” and put a time of death on his chart. Ryan was an organ donor so three days later they planned to harvest them while he was left on life support. Then the doctors called his wife to say he wasn’t brain dead but couldn’t live without life support. They told her they would adjust the time of his death to when they harvested Ryan’s organs. The day scheduled for harvesting his organs, their niece was in Ryan’s room playing videos of his children singing, and he moved his feet. There are many good doctors out there but be aware the temptation of organ donation may not result in what’s best for the patient.
This post originally appeared at https://lifeissues.org/2023/04/temptation-of-organ-donation/