Monday, May 26, 2008

When does death occur?

The recent story of Val Thomas (59) who awoke after having no brain waves for 17 hours, experiencing two cardiac arrests, and Rigor mortis began to set in.

The Thomas case opens new questions as to when we can be certain that death has occured.

What is really interesting is that Thomas awoke 10 minutes after the family discussed the prospect of Thomas being an organ donor, they said their goodbyes and removed all the tubes.

Read more about the story and watch the video links at:,2933,357463,00.html

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