I realized (and began to cry during the conversation) that my infant daughter, Anastasia, was said to be "brain dead" while in the NICU in Miami -- and that this so-called "diagnosis" was totally false and being specifically used so they could steal her organs. They killed her deliberately by paralyzing her -- giving her no anesthesia -- while they ripped the organs out of her living body. This they do every day in hospitals across the nation.
Until my dying breath, I will continue to expose the evil that permeates hospitals because those mother-fuckers tried to snatch the soul of my children -- and myself.
BE AWARE! Organs cannot be harvested from dead people. The people must be ALIVE in order to have their organs harvested, and they are paralyzed -- but given no anesthesia -- while they are being hacked open and having their organs removed.
The medical people are committing outright murder.
Here is a story about a woman who opened her eyes just as they were getting ready to cleave open her chest. And below is is commentary from Dr. Byrne -- both very important reads.
Also important is to be aware that, despite the media's outright lies insinuating organ donation happens only on dead people, the complete opposite is true, as Dr. Byrne reveals during our interview. You can listen to the interview here:
BNE Radio Show with guest Dr. Paul Byrne
Patient Wakes Up as Doctors Get Ready to Remove Organs
"It was exactly midnight when Colleen Burns eerily opened her eyes and looked at the operating lights above her, shocking doctors who believed she was dead and were about to remove her organs and donate them to patients on the transplant waiting list.
The Syracuse Post-Standard unearthed a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that chronicled the series of errors that led to the near-organ removal on a living patient at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, N.Y., in 2009.
"The patient did not suffer a cardiopulmonary arrest (as documented) and did not have irreversible brain damage," the HHS report concluded. "The patient did not meet criteria for withdrawal of care."
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According to the report, doctors had inaccurately diagnosed Burns with irreversible brain damage and ignored nurses who'd noticed signs that Burns was improving: She curled her toes when touched, flared her nostrils and moved her mouth and tongue. She was also breathing on her own even though she was on a respirator.
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Burns was initially found unresponsive and surrounded by empty bottles of Xanax, Benadryl, a muscle relaxant and an anti-inflammatory drug on Oct.16, 2009, according to the report. She was hypothermic and had a weak pulse, but she was alive.
In the St. Josephs emergency room, doctors performed toxicology tests and determined Burns was suffering from a multidrug overdose, according to the report. She was unresponsive and put on a ventilator.
Poison control specialists recommended using activated charcoal to stop Burns' body from absorbing the drugs, but it never happened, according to the report. Doctors couldn't get the tubes into her body. As a result, the HHS report concluded, it's possible Burns continued to absorb the pills she'd ingested, but doctors never did more toxicology testing to find out.
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Soon, Burns was having seizures, but subsequent head CT scans on Oct. 17 and Oct. 18 appeared normal.
Still, the EEG brain scans indicated "poor prognosis" on Oct. 18, so doctors planned to "wait and see" whether Burns would improve over the next few days, they told HHS investigators in August 2010, according to the report. That same day, however, doctors told the family that Burns' brain damage was irreversible and that she'd undergone "cardiorespiratory arrest."
The family made the decision to take Burns off life support and donate her organs the next day.
Although Burns opened her eyes at the last minute, saving herself from the organ harvest procedure, she committed suicide in 2011 at age 41. The family never sued, and family members told the Syracuse Post-Standard that Burns was too depressed to be upset about what happened to her at St. Joseph's.
Hospital officials eventually concluded it's possible that the drugs resulted in the unresponsive state doctors mistook for irreversible brain damage, according to the HHS document.
Drug overdoses can mimic brain death, but American Academy of Neurology guidelines should keep doctors from failing to recognize the difference, said Dr. Eelco Wijdicks, a member of the American Academy of Neurology who was the senior author on its list of guidelines for determining brain death. Wijdicks did not treat Burns and said he could not comment on her case.
The hospital determined that it had followed protocols, according to its reviews sent to the state Department of Health. HHS disagreed, and said the investigation of Burns' near death was inadequate. St. Joseph's didn't conduct a review until the state Department of Health asked it to nearly five months after the near-organ removal.
"It consisted of a one-page document that was labeled 'File Notes:… (Patient A),'" HHS officials wrote of the St. Joseph's review. "The document contained a reference to 'perception differences' but lacked any analysis or resolution of the issue."
Still, the nightmare is "exceedingly rare," Wijdicks said. The American Academy of Neurology guidelines consist of about 25 tests for doctors to perform to be absolutely sure a patient won't get better, he said.
"When that is done, there should be no errors made," Wijdicks said.
St. Joseph's CEO Kathryn Ruscitto released a statement as a result of the Post-Standard story, saying that the hospital is not discussing the case at the family's request.
"Things are never as simple as one newspaper article might make them seem," she said.
Ruscitto said the hospital had made changes over the past four years and continued to improve.
"St. Joseph's provides compassionate care to more than 2,000 people every day throughout our system," she said. "Anytime something doesn't go right, we take it extremely seriously."
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly referred to the patient as Caroline Burns. Her name is Colleen Burns."
Here is Dr. Byrne's commentary about the above case...
Think you don't need an organ donor opt-out card? Think again -- the Burns case
"Very few people look forward to going to the doctor. Even fewer look forward to being a patient in a hospital. Some people have an irrational fear of hospitals. This is not a good thing. On the other hand, having a rational fear of hospitals these days is not only a good thing, it is a necessity given the high level of lust and desire for the speedy acquisition of vital organs that drives the transplantation industry. A case in point: the near (true) death of Colleen Burns.
According to the Syracuse Post-Standard, in October 2009, Colleen S. Burns, 41, was taken to the emergency room at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center for assistance after suffering a drug overdose. The ER nurse who attended Burns reported to the doctors that the patient was recovering from the overdose, but the same physicians insisted that Burns was dead, and pronounced her so, making her "dead" for legal purposes and an eligible candidate for organ transplantation.
A call was placed to Colleen's family members informing them that she had passed away, and a pitch was made for organ retrievable. The still grieving family subsequently agreed to the withdrawal of life support and the harvesting of Colleen's vital organs for transplantation into waiting recipients.
The problem, of course, was that Colleen Burns, like all vital organ transplant donors, was not truly dead, because you can't retrieve healthy vital organs from a cadaver. In fact, all the evidence pointed to the fact that Colleen Burns was alive. When a nurse performed a mandatory reflex test on Colleen Burns, her toes curled downward. She was successfully breathing on her own, independent of a hospital respirator. And her lips and tongue were said to have moved moments before the transplant physician prepared to cleave her chest in two and begin extracting her vital organs.
At this point, one would think the transplant physician would have called for immediate aid for the donor, but instead, he ordered the attending nurse to administer a powerful sedative, so he could continue his mission, which was obviously to get at Burn's organs. The nurse complied, more interested in keeping her job than preventing the murder of a patient, but then, in her heart of hearts, the nurse always knew that you can't get viable organs from a corpse and that the organ donors to whom she administered the sedative were not "quite" dead. Hence the need to give donor patients paralyzing/anesthetic drugs to make sure they do not move while they are being hacked in two, at which point they are truly dead.
Happily, by an act of God, Colleen Burns awoke moments before the physician had truly done her in. On the other hand, one can almost hear the groans in the operating theater .... "Damn it...we were so close... all that money... ."
A federal report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services indicated that despite the incredible circumstances surrounding the Burns' Case an intensive objective peer review and root cause analysis of the case was not immediately carried out by the hospital's quality assurance program until prompted by the Department of Health. After all, the whole transplantation team and their system supporters were just following the law.
"They were just kind of shocked themselves," Burns' mother, Lucille Kuss, told the newspaper reporter when asked how her daughter's doctor responded to the morbid mistake. "It came as a surprise to them as well," Kuss said.
Perhaps the doctors were sincere in their shock. An incomplete murder where the victim lives and doesn't die is indeed a troubling thing for the perpetrator.
In the end, St. Joseph's Hospital, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, was sanctioned for its actions and cited for a number of "mistakes" that placed Burns' health in jeopardy. However, the fine levied against the medical center was set an incredibly low rate of only $6,000. (News account stated $22,000, but $16,000 was not related directly to this patient.) Neither Burns nor her family decided to sue. That's too bad, not from a monetary point of view, but because a lawsuit would have alerted the largely clueless American population to the harsh realities of the vital organ transplantation industry.
Instead, St. Joseph's administrators were able to get by with just cliché after cliché – "our goal is to provide the highest quality of care to every patient, every time. ... These policies were followed in this case, which was complicated in terms of care and diagnosis. ... We've learned from this experience and have modified our policies to include the type of unusual circumstance presented in this case. ... blah, blah, blah."
According to one consumer advocate interviewed by The Post Standard, "There is currently no accurate way of knowing how often cases like the Burns Case happen because there is no centralized system for collecting information on hospital errors."
One important question which the Syracuse newspaper neither asked nor answered, was why it took so long for the public to learn the details of the Burns' Case.
Unfortunately, the Burns' case is not an entirely isolated one.
In reality, what happened to Burns was not a series of "medical errors." Rather, the case was one of continuing falsehoods perpetrated by the organ donor industry.
So-called "brain death" or "cardiac/circulatory death" are terms concocted by transplant physicians and their allies who wanted to enlarge the donor pool by including patients who are really not dead in the traditional sense of the word.
The difference between an error and a lie or falsehood can be understood by this simple analogy: If I am aiming at the bulls-eye of a target and miss my shot, I can correct and readjust my aim and try again. If on the other hand, instead of aiming at the target, I turn my back on the target and shoot in the opposite direction, this is not an error, it's a false act, an obvious lie, as I clearly have no intension of hitting the target.
Transplant physicians know, and some will readily admit, that "brain death" is not true death. When a donor awakes before the doctor has, by his act of cleaving the chest open, actually killed the patient, this simply means the taking of organs was not quick enough. No error occurred; the donor to be was always living. If the organs would have been cut out, it would have been a deliberate case of legalized murder – a lethal lie told to the donor/patient and his family and to the society that legally approves of such a barbaric act.
My study of organ transplantation began in 1975, with a case involving a newborn named Joseph, who was my patient in the Neonatal Intensive Care unit at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center in St. Louis, MO.
Repeated recordings of Joseph's brain waves were flat, and were interpreted as being "consistent with cerebral death." Nevertheless I continued treatment on the tiny patient. Joseph was eventually weaned from the ventilator and left the hospital with his parents. When he came of age, he went to school where he excelled academically. Later he married and went on to have a beautiful family of three children of his own.
It was because of my experience with Joseph that I began research into the medical myth of "brain death" and related topics.
I learned that the first heart transplantation was carried out in South Africa on December 3, 1967. Three days later, a second heart transplant was conducted in Brooklyn, New York. The latter case involved the cutting out of a beating heart taken from a live three-day-old baby and transplanted into an eighteen-day-old baby. Both babies were alive the morning of the transplantation procedures and both were dead at the end of the day.
I realized, at that point, that these transplants were illegal and immoral.
So who were the people responsible for the redefinition of death to include "brain death?" For the answer to this question I had to turn to Harvard Medical School where the quest for obtaining more organ donors was underway.
The Harvard Committee faced a quandary. The medical community needed fresh human organs for transplantation purposes. Where could they obtain such healthy organs? Obviously, one could not get healthy organs from a corpse. The only alternative was to redefine death to include human beings who were very ill but not "quite" dead. As with the Burns' case, the final decision to define a potential donor as "dead" or "brain dead" belonged to the attending physician. If he said you were dead, you were legally dead, even though you were in fact alive by all traditional standards.
This is how the transplant industry which is fueled by profit motives and false propaganda got a new enlarged supply of potential donors including teenagers.
Today, every state has Declaration of Death Statutes that serve as transplant regulations and laws, which recognize the lie of "brain death," as true criteria for death.
Then there other laws like the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA) that has been passed in 45 states. The UAGA presumes that everyone intends to be an organ donor and has consented to everything that can be done, even if harmful, to get the organs. A Living Will can be overridden to get vital organs for transplantations.
Most Americans do not understand how the procurement system for obtaining fresh vital organs from living human beings actually works.
They do not understand that Federal laws mandate that doctors and hospital staff alert organ donor agencies when a brain-injured patient on a ventilator has arrived at the hospital. All the patient's personal medical records are sent to the Organ Procurement Organization (OPO). No permission or consent is needed from the potential donor or any relative. All the information is in the hands of government officials who are in league with the organ transplant industry.
Colleen Burns was declared dead because she was worth more to the hospital dead than alive, as a potential organ donor. It is that simple.
People Who Have Recovered From "Brain Death":
The dubious nature of "brain death" as a criterion to select persons for organ donation, is demonstrated by the recovery of "brain dead" patients, including the following:
Rae Kupferschmidt: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/feb/08021508.html, February 2008.
Zach Dunlap: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/mar/08032709.html, March 2008
Val Thomas: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/may/08052709.html, May 2008.
An unconscious man almost dissected alive: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/jun/08061308.html, June 2008
Gloria Cruz: http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/brain-dead-woman-recovers-after-husband-refuses-to-withdraw-life-support/,May 2011
Madeleine Gauron: http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/brain-dead-quebec-woman-wakes-up-after-family-refuses-organ-donation,July 2011
If you do not have a vital donor organ opt-out card,* perhaps the Burns Case will motivate you to get one and keep it on your person along with your SS card and driver's license. The life you save may be your own.
*Opt Out Cards can be obtained by contacting www.lifeguardianfoundation.org
For more information about the truth of organ transplantation, see www.renewamerica/columns/Byrne and www.lifeguardianfoundation.org.
© Paul A. Byrne, M.D."
And here is yet another story from Dr. Byrne's website: http://lifeguardianfoundation.org/
"Parents Accuse Hospital of Killing Son to Harvest Organs
By Kathleen Gilbert
PITTSBURGH, PA, March 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - An Ohio couple filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing doctors of removing a breathing tube from their 18-year-old son, who had suffered a brain injury while skiing, in order to harvest his organs.
Michael and Teresa Jacobs of Bellevue, Ohio, parents of Gregory Jacobs, maintain that their son's death was caused, not by his injury, but by doctors removing his breathing tube and administering unspecified medication in preparation for organ removal.
The charges were filed against Pittsburgh's Hamot Medical Center doctors and a representative of the Center For Organ Recovery and Education (CORE).
The parents also say the CORE representative directed that Jacobs' organs be removed in the absence of a valid consent.
"But for the intentional trauma or asphyxiation of Gregory Jacobs, he would have lived, or, at the very least, his life would have been prolonged," says the lawsuit. "Gregory was alive before defendants started surgery and suffocated him in order to harvest his organs," which included his heart, liver and kidneys.
The suit maintains that Jacobs "experienced neither a cessation of cardiac activity nor a cessation of brain activities when surgeons began the procedures for removing his vital organs."
The parents filed the suit in the U. S. District Court in Pittsburgh seeking more than $5 million for their son's pain and suffering, medical bills, funeral expenses, and punitive damages.
The lawsuit comes only weeks after neurologist Dr. Cicero Coimbra told a Rome "brain death" conference that, "Diagnostic protocols for brain death actually induce death in patients who could recover to normal life by receiving timely and scientifically based therapies." (http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/feb/09022504.html)
Coimbra referred to the so-called "apnea test," whereby living patients who cannot breathe on their own have their ventilator removed, and are deemed "brain dead" if after ten minutes patients do not resume breathing. The problem with the test, said Coimbra, is that otherwise treatable patients sustain irreversible brain damage by oxygen deprivation during that ten minutes.
See related LifeSiteNews.com coverage:
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"Brain Death" is Life, Not Death: Neurologists, Philosophers, Neonatologists, Jurists, and Bioethicists Unanimous at Conference
Doctor to Tell Brain Death Conference Removing Organs from "Brain Dead" Patients Tantamount to Murder
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