brain dead

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Adj.1.brain dead - having irreversible loss of brain function as indicated by a persistent flat electroencephalogram; "was declared brain dead"
dead - no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; "the nerve is dead"; "a dead pallor"; "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin"
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Theresa Bad-ang, nephrologist and head of Southern Philippines Medical Center-Human Advocate and Retrieval Effort (SPMC-SHARE), said organ donation is surgically removing an organ or tissue from one person (who is brain dead) and placing it into another person.
The baby girl was born by cesarean section in the 34th week of pregnancy last month, 117 days after her mother was declared brain dead, doctors at University Hospital in the second Czech city of Brno told a press conference.
This meant that brain dead patients would be treated as legally dead and this came to the aid of those who had concerns with the use of people without brain function for organ donation.
From a scientific perspective it can be easily argued that the claim that the "brain dead" are lacking life fails basic examination.
President of the Society of Organ Transplant Bangladesh Prof Dr Harun-Ur-Rashid and key person behind the kidney Transplant initiative stressed generation of mass awareness to popularize the transplant of kidney from brain dead and negate taboos regarding posthumous donation of organs.
Dubai: The Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued a notification to all intensive care units (ICUs) of UAE hospitals regarding organ donation from brain dead patients.
Malekzadeh said that 90% of the liver transplants in the country are donated by brain dead patients and 700 donated liver annually is a unique record in the world.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Nov 14 (ANI): A 30-year-old soldier of the Indian Army got a new lease of life at Army's Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital after he was transplanted with another heart, donated by a 29-year-old soldier who was declared brain dead. For the transplantation, the heart was airlifted from the Siachen base medical facility to the R&R Hospital in the national capital on Wednesday.
'Our advocacy here is for those declared as brain dead to help others lives through their organs.'
Jahi McMath, 17, who was declared brain dead 5 years ago, has died in New Jersey after suffering from internal bleeding and kidney issues.
Misunderstandings often result in Gulf doctors being prevented from harvesting healthy organs from brain dead patients.