Video – Face of Pro-Life #11: Dr. Paul Byrne on Brain Death and Organ Transplants

By September 4, 2007April 5th, 2008Corinn Dahm, Face of Pro-Life, Pro-Life, Special Event
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Ave Maria!

Dr. Paul Byrne referring to his book Life, Life Support, and Death talks about another aspect of Pro-life, the end of life. Dr. Byrne as a neonatologists, and father of 12 children and grandfather of 27 knows the medical and practical aspects of the beginning of life. From his experience of saving babies that were actually declared brain dead he started to study the issue and discovered there is no such thing as brain death. This term was invented to enable transplantation of major organs, that is, to create a supply of organs. But here is the catch, 'brain dead' patients are not dead until the removal of their major organs kill them. He also points out that many patients who are declared brain dead can be saved and live a normal life. Come listen to this startling video and decide for yourself if the practice of donating major organs is morally sound.

Ave Maria!

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  • Nancy F. says:

    Oh, my!!! This is an awesome video. Many thanks to all of you.

  • Dora says:

    Thank you so much for this informative show. I will watch it a few more times so i can grasp and retain all the info. I had heard that we had to beware of “brain death” but was unclear of the whole scope of the reason. This was an interesting a fascination show.

  • FATHER ELIAS says:

    AVE MARIA! JUST ONE NOTE OF CORRECTION. THE LITTLE INTO SAYS THAT DR BYRNE IS A FATHER OF FIVE, BUT HIS BIO HAS THIS: Dr. Paul Byrne married Shirley (deceased) during the year he did his internship at St. Louis University Hospitals. They are the parents of 12 children and grandparents of 27!

  • apostolate says:

    Correction made. Thanks, Fr. Elias Ave Maria!

  • I am so thankful for this presentation. Had I the knowledge, the full understanding of the deception of “brain death” and what the organ donor must endure, I would not be in the position I am today.

    I am a “donor” mother who deeply regrets the deception of “brain death.” Deception is death. I wish for no mother my guilt, pain and suffering.

    It is my prayer and my hope many will take heed of the wealth of knowledge Dr. Byrne has as a practicing physician and the wisdom he has through his deep, abiding faith.

    May we all seek “good instruction” and strive to please the Lord!

    “I AM the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE. No one comes to the Father except through ME.” John 16:6

    Thank you for this presentation.

    May God bless you!

    Jesus said, “I speak spirit and truth.” John

  • Correction:

    Jesus said, “The words I spoke to you are spirit and life.” John 6: 63

    “Choose life!”

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