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Problems with Defining Death as the Irreversible Cessation of Circulation: What Would We Measure and Why? by Noam Stadlan, MD

February 16, 2011 by  
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 The Va’ad Halacha (VH) of the RCA recently circulated a document with the title “Halachic Issues in the Determination of Death and in Organ Transplantation.”   As has been demonstrated elsewhere, the paper is an attempt to educate rabbis and the public regarding the problems with defining death using neurological criteria (commonly referred to as ‘brain [...]