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flyfruit__ t1_jd9lblg wrote

Yeah, that is why I asked the question. It looks amazing to me that, if a person is brain dead, even if the brain is autonomic, the body's organs can still be preserved for as long as it can: I assume probably 3 days to one week max.


peg72 t1_jd9zatr wrote

A friend was brain dead and lived six days after life support was withdrawn. She was in her 30s and I’m still mad her mother said no to organ donation


rdrast t1_jdb2cel wrote

The body can go for years, if fed, and sometimes with pumped O2, even with no higher brain functions available.