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Lawsuit: Pressure to Declare Patients Dead to Harvest Organs
A lawsuit filed in Manhattan accuses an organ collecting organization of pressuring doctors to declare dead and harvest.


Organs Taken from Patients who Doctors were Pressured to Declare Brain Dead

The New York Organ Donor Network pressured hospital staffers to declare patients brain dead so their body parts could be harvested — and even hired “coaches” to train staffers how to be more persuasive, a bombshell lawsuit charged yesterday.

The federally funded nonprofit used a “quota” system, and leaned heavily on the next of kin to sign consent forms when patients were not registered as organ donors, the suit charged.

“They’re playing God,” said plaintiff Patrick McMahon, 50, an Air Force combat veteran and nurse practitioner who claims he was fired as a transplant coordinator after just four months for protesting the practice.

[Read entire article at ; JAMIE SCHRAM Police Bureau Chief – NY POST – September 26, 2012; Randy Engel]