NY Organ Donor Network pressured hospital staffers to declare patients brain dead -- so their body parts could be harvested

Patrick McMahon

Patrick McMahon (Dennis Clark)

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.

The suit, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, cited four examples of improper organ harvesting.

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Comment by bananaman on February 17, 2017 at 7:18pm

Organ donor wakes up during harvesting of her body parts after doctors jumped to conclusions

According to Organdonor.gov, the first two recorded organ transplants in the U.S. used the skin in 1860 and the cornea in 1906.  It wasn’t until 1954 that doctor’s performed the first kidney transplant, and to this day, the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), reports the kidney as being the number one requested, sought and utilized transplant organ. The kidneys are blood-purifying organs, so be sure you assist your own kidneys with plenty of  clean, pure water. The OPTN is an enormous depository of transplant data featuring active waiting lists, educational materials, best practices for hospitals and doctors, patient options and most of all, encouragement for donors, which include those living, and dead. Clarifying just who is “dead’ and what “dead is” has been long been a subject of discussion, but it is an especially critical concept in the transplant world.

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