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08 June 2010

Brain death guidelines revised

Determining brain death is a complex process that requires dozens of tests to make sure doctors come to the correct conclusion.

Determining brain death is a complex process that requires dozens of tests to make sure doctors come to the correct conclusion.

According to the US Uniform Determination of Death Act, brain death occurs when a person permanently stops breathing, the heart stops beating and "all functions of the entire brain, including the brain stem" cease.

 
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