Sunday, June 2, 2013

as lambs led now to slaughter

In China, cultural views impede organ donation

Christopher Bodeen
The Boston Globe (AP)
18 May 2013

"Chinese have traditionally held that a person’s body should be interred intact, and while such attitudes are gradually changing, they remain strong among older Chinese. At the same time, China is cutting down on its reliance on executed prisoners for organs — a practice that Huang called ‘‘profit-driven, unethical, and violating human rights.’’ Critics have long claimed that standard safeguards were often ignored in the case of obtaining organs from prisoners who may have been pressured to donate."

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follow the money
culture of death
medical realities about death and organ transplant not publicized
changing definitions of death to accommodate more organ donations

Watch for use of 'cultural' and 'traditionally held' and 'older' in the above section of the report. These are words quietly crafted to recreate culture and tradition as both transient matters and not capable of being set into larger picture (think universal template) that supercedes the new.

Cellular memory is built-in to the creation and is not being connected to organ 'harvesting' and transplant. That is the least of the necessary knowledge not being presented.

Death is being redefined to allow organs to be removed at an earlier time. The very use of the word, 'harvest' plays us: these are human beings whose death is being hastened so that living organs can be taken from them and placed in another human being's body. Not produce for harvest!

It is the imperative that Christians know exactly what is involved in organ donation and transplant. Over the course of transforming the culture in order to create this industry, the definition of 'death' is being reframed, and moved back.

Organs are not taken from dead bodies.

It is the imperative that Christians recognize the words and concepts being bandied about in the media to recraft and redirect our thought in this matter.

A culture of something perhaps worse than death and greed is driving the hour.

University of Utah Pediatric Fellow Publishes Study on Organ Allocation in Pediatrics Journal (2013)
"Requiring death before organ transfer in unnecessary" (2011)
Essay at Mercator (2011)
Tweaking the definition of death? (2009)
A Catholic Essay (2001)

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