Jim Fritze, a Swedish citizen, recently suffered a stroke that left him paralyzed in the hospital. To his horror, he over-heard the doctors speaking with his “girlfriend and my relatives that there was no hope. I couldn’t do anything. I could only see and hear. I couldn’t move my body.”
Fritze was fully conscious and utterly unable to communicate with the hospital staff who assumed he was dead.
During the conversation, Fritze recalls the doctors discussed taking his organs for transplant purposes.
Just before Fritze was declared legally dead, a doctor looked over his X-rays and decided he would recover. To Fritze luck, the medical team backed off from beginning to remove the patient’s organs.
Five years ago, in the US, Colleen Burns was on the operating table with doctors about to take her organs (being an organ donor), when she opened her eyes. Burns was not dead.
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