Should There Be Tougher Brain Death Determination Standards?
Recently, a number of high-profile brain death “recovery” cases have brought attention to the protocol for brain death determination. While some experts believe that the current neurologic tests leave too much room for error, others argue that implementing tougher criteria for brain death would reduce the number of brain-dead organ donors, who are the primary source of transplantable organs.
Current neurologic tests for brain death may leave room for error, but tightening standards could lower the amount of transplantable organs available to those in need. Are you for or against tougher brain death determination standards?
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