The Shocking Truth About What You Lose When You Sign That Organ Donor Card + Video

by N.Morgan

Many people feel that donating their organs after death is a noble thing and honestly, it is, but before you sign on the dotted line, read what is hidden in plain sight.

Giving away your organs sounds noble, but have doctors blurred the line between life and death? By DICK TERESI

The article below quotes Robert Truog, professor of medical ethics, anesthesia, and pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, about the possible pain, felt by an organ donor who has been declared brain dead. Mr. Teresi writes that Dr. Truog “compared the topic of pain in an organ donor to an argument over ‘whether it is OK to kick a rock.’ ” A review of Mr. Teresi’s notes after the publication of the essay reflects that Dr. Truog, when asked whether a donor feels pain, said, “it’s like kicking a rock.” Dr. Truog, however, denies that he used the analogy. “I can tell you in the strongest possible terms that I am certain I never said anything like this.”

In a separate issue, recipients of single-organ transplants—heart, intestine, kidney, liver, single and double lung and pancreas—are charged an average $470,000, ranging from $288,000 for a kidney transplant to $1.2 million for an intestine transplant, according to consulting firm Milliman.

A previous version of this article incorrectly said that average recipients are charged $750,000 for a transplant and that at an average 3.3 organs, that is more than $2 million per body.

The last time I renewed my driver’s license, the clerk at the DMV asked if she should check me off as an organ donor. I said no. She looked at me and asked again. I said, “No. Just check the box that says, ‘I am a heartless, selfish bastard.’”

Doctors don’t have to tell you or your relatives what they will do to your body during an organ harvest operation because you’ll be dead, with no legal rights.

Becoming an organ donor seems like a win-win situation. Some 3.3 people on the transplant waiting list will have their lives extended by your gift (3.3 is the average yield of solid organs per donor). You’re a hero, and at no real cost, apparently.

But what are you giving up when you check the donor box on your license? Your organs, of course—but much more. You’re also giving up your right to informed consent. Doctors don’t have to tell you or your relatives what they will do to your body during an organ harvest operation because you’ll be dead, with no legal rights.

The most likely donors are victims of head trauma (from, say, a car or motorcycle accident), spontaneous bleeding in the head, or an aneurysm—patients who can be ruled dead based on brain-death criteria. But brain deaths are estimated to be just around 1% of the total. Everyone else dies from a failure of the heart, circulation, and breathing, which leads the organs to deteriorate quickly.

The current criteria on brain death were set by a Harvard Medical School committee in 1968, at a time when organ transplantation was making great strides. In 1981, the Uniform Determination of Death Act made brain death a legal form of death in all 50 states.

The exam for brain death is simple. A doctor splashes ice water in your ears (to look for shivering in the eyes), pokes your eyes with a cotton swab and checks for any gag reflex, among other rudimentary tests. It takes less time than a standard eye exam. Finally, in what’s called the apnea test, the ventilator is disconnected to see if you can breathe unassisted. If not, you are brain dead. (Some or all of the above tests are repeated hours later for confirmation.)

Here’s the weird part. If you fail the apnea test, your respirator is reconnected. You will begin to breathe again, your heart pumping blood, keeping the organs fresh. Doctors like to say that, at this point, the “person” has departed the body. You will now be called a BHC, or beating-heart cadaver.

Still, you will have more in common biologically with a living person than with a person whose heart has stopped. Your vital organs will function, you’ll maintain your body temperature, and your wounds will continue to heal. You can still get bedsores, have heart attacks and get a fever from infections.

“I like my dead people cold, stiff, gray and not breathing,” says Dr. Michael A. DeVita of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. “The brain dead are warm, pink and breathing.”

You might also be emitting brainwaves. Most people are surprised to learn that many people who are declared brain dead are never actually tested for higher-brain activity. The 1968 Harvard committee recommended that doctors use electroencephalography (EEG) to make sure the patient has flat brain waves. Today’s tests concentrate on the stalk-like brain stem, in charge of basics such as breathing, sleeping, and waking.

The EEG would alert doctors if the cortex, the thinking part of your brain, is still active.

But various researchers decided that this test was unnecessary, so it was eliminated from the mandatory criteria in 1971. They reasoned that, if the brain stem is dead, the higher centers of the brain are also probably dead.

But in at least two studies before the 1981 Uniform Determination of Death Act, some “brain-dead” patients were found to be emitting brain waves. One, from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in the 1970s, found that out of 503 patients who met the usual criteria of brain death, 17 showed activity in an EEG.

Even some of the sharpest critics of the brain-death criteria argue that there is no possibility that donors will be in pain during the harvesting of their organs. One, Robert Truog, professor of medical ethics, anesthesia and pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, compared the topic of pain in an organ donor to an argument over “whether it is OK to kick a rock.”

But BHCs—who don’t receive anesthetics during an organ harvest operation—react to the scalpel like inadequately anesthetized live patients, exhibiting high blood pressure and sometimes soaring heart rates. Doctors say these are simply reflexes.

What if there is sound evidence that you are alive after being declared brain dead? In a 1999 article in the peer-reviewed journal Anesthesiology, Gail A. Van Norman, a professor of anesthesiology at the University of Washington, reported a case in which a 30-year-old patient with severe head trauma began breathing spontaneously after being declared brain dead. The physicians said that, because there was no chance of recovery, he could still be considered dead. The harvest proceeded over the objections of the anesthesiologist, who saw the donor move and then react to the scalpel with hypertension.

Organ transplantation—from procurement of organs to transplant to the first year of postoperative care—is a $20 billion per year business. Recipients of single-organ transplants—heart, intestine, kidney, liver, single and double lung and pancreas—are charged an average $470,000, ranging from $288,000 for a kidney transplant to $1.2 million for an intestine transplant, according to consulting firm Milliman. Neither donors nor their families can be paid for organs.

It is possible that not being a donor on your license can give you more bargaining power. If you leave instructions with your next of kin, they can perhaps negotiate a better deal. Instead of just the usual ice water-in-the-ears, why not ask for a blood-flow study to make sure your cortex is truly out of commission?

And how about some anesthetic? Although he doesn’t believe the brain dead feel pain, Dr. Truog has used two light anesthetics, high-dose fentanyl and sufentanil, which won’t harm organs, to quell high blood pressure or heart rate during harvesting operations. “If it were my family,” he said, “I’d request them.”

References:

https://www.jbbardot.com/lose-sign-organ-donor-card-shocking/

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204603004577269910906351598.html

(Photo credit: Nuffield Council on Bioethics)

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Lawsuit Exposes Opioid Firm Placed Profits Over People (Video)

by N. Morgan

  • The lawsuit says Purdue violated a 2007 settlement with the state, placing profits over people with a deceptive narrative that claimed its opioids were safer than they actually were.
  • In Tennessee, there were 1,631 overdose deaths in 2016, including 1,186 from opioids, according to the state Department of Health.

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Nashville, Tennessee: A recently unsealed lawsuit by Tennessee’s attorney general revealed that the maker of the world’s top-selling painkiller directed its sales force to target the highest prescribers, many with limited or no pain management background or training.

Citing the public’s right to know, Attorney General Herbert Slatery said Thursday that OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has dropped its previous efforts to shield details of the 274-page lawsuit in state court. The Tennessee Coalition for Open Government and the Knoxville News Sentinel had also requested that the lawsuit’s records become public.

The lawsuit says Purdue violated a 2007 settlement with the state, placing profits over people with a deceptive narrative that claimed its opioids were safer than they actually were. The lawsuit also says the Stamford, Connecticut-based company targeted vulnerable people, including the elderly.

Purdue did so while relying on continued users and high doses, according to the lawsuit: 104.3 million OxyContin tablets were prescribed in Tennessee from 2008 to 2017, with 53.7 percent of them 40 milligrams or higher. And more than 80 percent of Purdue’s business consistently came from continued users, the lawsuit says.

For example, Purdue called on two providers 48 times after law enforcement told Purdue the pair was responsible for significant interstate OxyContin diversion, the lawsuit says. The company called on another provider 31 times after the provider’s license was placed on restrictive probation related to high-prescribing of controlled substances, the lawsuit adds.

The state’s lawsuit says Purdue kept pushing to sell its products despite a litany of red flags.

“Purdue continued to make sales calls in spite of credible reports of patient overdoses, indictments, adverse licensure actions, a provider admitting he was addicted to heroin, a knife fight outside a provider’s office, muggings over controlled substances outside of a pharmacy linked to a specific provider, a clinic that had no examination tables or equipment, an admission by a provider that he was running a pill mill, a provider changing the name of his practice shortly after he was notified of a state investigation into his practice, a patient being coached in the waiting room about how to fill out intake forms, armed guards in provider waiting rooms, high numbers of patients who purchased OxyContin in cash, high numbers of out-of-state or out-of-county tags in providers’ parking lots, accusations of insurance fraud, choreographed urine screenings and pill counts, standing-room-only waiting rooms, and additional signs of problematic high volume practices,” the lawsuit states.

Purdue has denied claims in lawsuits nationwide over the scourge of opioid abuse, saying it will defend itself. In Tennessee, there were 1,631 overdose deaths in 2016, including 1,186 from opioids, according to the state Department of Health.

Tennessee filed its complaint last month at the same time Florida, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nevada, and Texas brought similar lawsuits claiming unfair and deceptive trade practices.

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References:

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1334141/business-economy

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM94yE2X1Vaf5c1Fg-JsEjA

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Here’s What It Means If You See a Heart on a Child’s Wrist (Video)

by N.Morgan

 

You may have seen those posts on social media showing photos of young children with little hearts drawn on their wrists.

In case you were curious to find out the meaning of those doodles, the video below is just for you.

Be prepared to see something really sweet and touching, while sending an important message on how to protect and support your child.

Liz Petrone spoke about her son Luca’s struggles with severe anxiety. One day the worried boy burst into tears when he got on the school bus.

Although Liz attempted to comfort him from the fear as much as she could, it didn’t help.

So the next morning she decided to give her son a “gift” to make him feel better.

She gave him a peck on the hand and drew a heart on the place she’d kissed.

The boy would look down at the heart and know that he’s loved and that everything’s gonna be okay.

If your child suffers from anxiety, there are a few things you can do to provide emotional support for them.

First of all, reassuring your little one that everything’s alright isn’t always the best idea.

When you’re anxious, you desperately want to believe that there’s nothing to worry about, but your brain won’t let you.

Reassure your children that you understand how scary it is and that you’ll be by their side until it’s they are feeling secure and unafraid again.

Create a “worry character” together with your child and give it a name.

While you’re doing this, have your son or daughter describe the character in detail, for instance, when it appears the most, how it behaves, how it feels, or when it goes away.

This will help you find out more about how your child’s really feeling and how they are coping with their anxiety.

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Reference:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4rlAVgAK0SGk-yTfe48Qpw?sub_confirmation=1

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One of the Greatest Cover-ups in History, it’s Time the World Knew: Cancer and the Rothschilds

by N.Morgan

 

As many have suspected over the years, the Rothschilds control every market, including our medicine and foods.

Due to this, the Rothschilds have effectively removed from our diet the very foods that prevents cancer, by replacing good, healthy foods with their manufactured Frankenfoods.

Society needs to go back to organic and wholesome foods for better health and longevity.

If the Elite does not allow us to do so, then we must form a revolution.

What the rich are doing is a crime against Humanity and Life.

When will humanity revolt against the Elite?

The video below presents the stunning evidence of just how the Rothschilds have used Cancer to control our health.

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Reference:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f7qhMjG6_s

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Majority of Cancer Patients Turning To Cannabis for Relief (Videos)

by N.Morgan

 

According to a recent survey conducted by one of the nation’s leading cancer research facilities, if marijuana is legalized cancer patients will choose it as their preferred medicine, over the mainstream medical treatments.

A team of researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, based in Seattle, Wash., surveyed 926 cancer patients and found that roughly 25 percent of them used cannabis as a medicinal therapy in the past year.

The results were published on Monday in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

The groundbreaking study concluded:

This study of cancer patients in a state with legalized cannabis found high rates of active use across broad subgroups, and legalization was reported to be important in patients’ decision to use.

Cancer patients desire but are not receiving information about cannabis use during their treatment from oncology providers.

A large number of cancer patients report that cannabis helps them with pain, nausea, stress, depression, insomnia and other unpleasant symptoms.

But patients are frustrated by the lack of information they receive from the American healthcare system.

Doctors, nurses and other health professionals lack training and education in cannabis science.

“More than half of active users reported that legalization significantly increased their likelihood of using, and cannabis use was spread across demographic subsets, including age, sex, and cancer diagnosis subsets,” the study finds.

According to the research:

The median age of those surveyed was 58.

74 percent of the patients wanted information from cancer providers and had a strong interest in learning about cannabis during treatment.

24 percent used cannabis as a medical therapy in the past year.

21 percent self-treated with cannabis in the past month.

70 percent inhaled (smoked or vaped) their medicine.

70 percent consumed edibles.

40 percent did both.

75 percent reported their primary use was for physical pain.

64 percent used it for neuropsychiatric symptoms.

“We hope that this study helps to open up the door for more studies aimed at evaluating the risks and benefits of marijuana in this population,” said study author Dr. Steven Pergam. “This is important, because if we do not educate our patients about marijuana, they will continue to get their information elsewhere.”

The American Cancer Society admits that more research is needed on marijuana as a treatment for cancer symptoms.

The organization also concedes that properties in marijuana have the potential to combat cancer cells and be a pivotal force in defeating cancer.

Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states; adult recreational use is legal in eight states. Washington, where the study was conducted, allows both.

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References:

https://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatments-and-side-effects/complementary-and-alternative-medicine/marijuana-and-cancer.html

https://thefreshtoast.com/rx/1-out-of-4-cancer-patients-are-turning-to-cannabis/

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/cncr.30879?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+unavailable+on+Saturday+7th+Oct+from+03.00+EDT+%2F+08%3A00+BST+%2F+12%3A30+IST+%2F+15.00+SGT+to+08.00+EDT+%2F+13.00+BST+%2F+17%3A30+IST+%2F+20.00+SGT+and+Sunday+8th+Oct+from+03.00+EDT+%2F+08%3A00+BST+%2F+12%3A30+IST+%2F+15.00+SGT+to+06.00+EDT+%2F+11.00+BST+%2F+15%3A30+IST+%2F+18.00+SGT+for+essential+maintenance.+Apologies+for+the+inconvenience+caused+.&

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The Disappearing Male – A Must See Documentary (Video)

by N.Morgan

 

Social engineering has taken hold over society and we are now bearing witness to a toxic threat to the male reproductive system.

In the last few decades there has been steady and dramatic upticks in the incidences of boys and young men suffering from genital deformities, low sperm count, sperm abnormalities and testicular cancer.

Boys are also far more at risk of suffering from ADHD, autism, Tourette’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, and dyslexia.

The Disappearing Male takes a close and disturbing look at what many doctors and researchers now suspect are responsible for many of these problems: a class of common chemicals that are ubiquitous in our world.

These gender bending toxins are found in everything from shampoo, sunglasses, meat and dairy products, carpet, cosmetics and baby bottles.

They are called “hormone mimicking” or “endocrine disrupting” chemicals and they may be starting to damage the most basic building blocks of human development.

The Disappearing Male

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Reference:

https://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-disappearing-male/

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Revolutionary New Study Again Confirms Natural Remedies Superior to Big Pharma Solutions: Magic Mushrooms Cure Depression (Videos)

by N.Morgan

A revealing new study once again has confirmed that a natural approach to be far superior to big pharma solutions—this time involving psilocybin, the active compound in magic mushrooms.

The study, published in the scientific journal Neuropharmacology, found that clinically depressed people had increased neural responses to fearful faces one day after a psilocybin-assisted therapy session, which positively predicted positive clinical outcomes.

“Psilocybin-assisted therapy might mitigate depression by increasing emotional connection,” neuroscientist and study author Leor Roseman, a PhD student at Imperial College London, explained to PsyPost.

This is almost the exact opposite of how standard anti-depressants operate, as SSRI’s typically work by creating an “emotional blunting.”

This is unlike SSRI antidepressants which are criticized for creating in many people a general emotional blunting,”noted Roseman.

“I believe that psychedelics hold a potential to cure deep psychological wounds, and I believe that by investigating their neuropsychopharmacological mechanism, we can learn to understand this potential,” explained Roseman.

The study examined 20 individuals diagnosed with moderate-to-severe treatment-resistant depression, in an effort to investigate how psilocybin would affect brain activity and chronic depressive symptoms.

According to a report by Science Alert:

Psilocybin, the active compound in magic mushrooms, has long been known to deliver therapeutic effects to people with depression, and researchers think this is because the drug helps to revive emotional responsiveness in the brain.

What’s so remarkable is this kind of mechanism is actually the opposite effect of a major class of antidepressants used to treat the condition, called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

Some of the same researchers, in a previous study, revealed that psilocybin seems to ‘reset’ brain circuits in depressed people. In that study, patients reported the benefits of psilocybin lasted up to five weeks after ending the treatment.

In the most recent study, researchers set out to determine the impact of psilocybin on the amygdala—a primitive part of the brain that helps process emotional reactions—as well as the compound’s effects on depression.

The study’s participants underwent fMRI brain scans prior to taking the drug.

The participants were then involved in two individual sessions, one week apart, in which they took doses of psilocybin prior to undergoing another MRI the morning after consuming the second dose.

Science Alert went on to report:

During the fMRI scans, the group were shown images of faces with either fearful, happy, or neutral expressions, and the researchers wanted to investigate what effect these faces had on the participants’ amygdala after taking psilocybin.

After the experiment, the majority of patients reported that the psilocybin had eased their depressive symptoms, with almost half the group still seeing benefits from the treatment five weeks later – in line with the kinds of benefits, other depression studies using the drug have shown.

More intriguingly, the fMRI scans showed the drug heightened activity in the right amygdala, with increased responses to both fearful and happy faces – and the increases to fearful faces were predictive of clinical improvements in depressive symptoms one week after the experiment.

“The major caveats are a lack of control group, a lack of SSRI group, and that the time point of investigation is only one day after the psilocybin session and not more than that. All of these caveats will be addressed in our next trial,” Roseman told PsyPost.

Revealing a major problem with the current pharmaceutical treatments model for depression, which attempts to negate emotional receptivity using SSRIs—the alleviation of depression using psilocybin is achieved by increasing emotional receptivity.

“It is important to emphasize that psilocybin-assisted therapy is a model in which the patient is undergoing a deep psychological process in one or few psychedelic sessions, in which he might have an intense cathartic experience, or peak experience,” Roseman explained.

A dose of psilocybin was administered in a controlled setting while professionals are on hand to provide the patients with psychological support. Typically, the patients receive counselling before and after each session, in an effort to assist them in preparing for, and integrating, their psychedelic experience.

“This is unlike antidepressants which are given as chronic pharmacological intervention with less psychological insights,” Roseman noted.

It is important to note that the study clearly shows that increased emotional receptivity being enhanced alleviates depression—almost the exact opposite of how SSRI antidepressants operate.

For patients who suffer from depression, but have had negative side effects from the mainstream anti-depressants, mushrooms could hold the key to a happier and mentally well balanced life.

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References:

http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-discovered-how-magic-mushrooms-alleviate-depression-antidepressants-psilocybin-amygdala

https://www.blacklistednews.com/New_Study_Reveals_Mushrooms_Cure_Depression_by_Doing_the_Exact_Opposite_of_Anti-Depressants/62920/0/38/38/Y/M.html

http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=164274

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