Good question. And the answer for the brain death crowd is yes. In this story, Hector Comacho was declared brain dead, then, before his family decided to take him off the respirator, his condition "deteriorated" and he died of a heart attack. So was the man "dead" when he was brain dead? And if he WAS dead, how could his condition "deteriorate?" Think about it. If there was an organ donor team on standby would they have been taking the heart of a dead man when they talk his heart? But if he was already dead, how could he die of a heart attack?
MAKES YOU WONDER ABOUT BRAIN DEATH, EH?
But it's extremely convenient for the organ harvesting business. Declare the living death and take their vital organs. Their condition will certainly "deteriorate" after that happens.
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