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  • ‘Brain Death’ conference aims to educate about the disputed definition

    By  Tom Tugend

    2 weeks ago

    When is dead really dead? And when the answer and criteria for this question are in dispute, who decides? The doctor, the family, a religious authority, a court judge, or federal and state laws?

    In the past year, a number of high-profile cases have stirred public interest in this...

  • History in the Making

    By Naomi Segal

    March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    By the time the transplant team approached Doris Ullendorf and Ken Gorfinkle, they had already talked about donating the organs of their first-born son.

    They knew that Ari, who until 48 hours before had been a perfectly healthy 16-month-old, was brain dead, killed by some mysterious...

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