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In September 2006, 20 neurology experts from all over the world met to discuss the prevailing definition of brain death, that human death occurs when there is “the complete and irreversible cessation of all brain activity including the brain stem”.

After 2 days of discussion, they again accepted the current definition stating: “There is no reason to again go over the criteria accepted by the overwhelming majority of the world’s scientists.”

[Cincinnati Rt to Life Ed Fdn Inc, 1/07, www.]