Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Brain Death

(See these posts I, II, III)

A brain-dead woman gives birth:

After nearly three months on life support, Susan Torres, a brain-dead woman suffering from metastatic melanoma, gave birth to a baby girl yesterday...

According to a report published by the University of Connecticut Health Center, there have been 11 similar cases since the 1970s in the United States where brain-dead women who kept alive to save the pregnancy, The Washington Post reported.
From what little I understand, there are different degrees of "brain death." One important question is whether the woman has reached the point of brain stem death.

Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Favorites More