Surprising Realities of Organ Donation and Brain Death
Imagine lying in a hospital unable to communicate in any way. You can hear, but you can’t move even the smallest muscle or make any sound.
Now imagine hearing doctors say your spouse is being “completely unreasonable” by refusing to donate your organs. You’re brain dead, you hear. Other patients need your organs.
Jennifer Hamann owes her life to her completely unreasonable husband. Jenny had been diagnosed with epilepsy at 25. Medication prescribed for an unrelated illness turned out to be contraindicated for epilepsy, and it triggered her first grand mal seizures. Twice she was resuscitated, and she was left comatose.
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