Why not transplant THEN?

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  1. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law...er-his-mother-murder/e8dlyABI3p6k2rHBdJ8YRP/#

    This Story is all over the a.m. Radio today.

    Here's my question: if the boy needed a kidney transplant while his mother was alive and healthy, and she had planned on giving him one of her kidneys, and she had been tested and found to be a good match for him,

    and everybody knew that when the mother was suddenly murdered by being shot in the head several times by her abusive spouse or boyfriend...

    ... and knowing she was killed out in public while driving down the highway, I would assume that she received immediate medical attention and didn't have her body stashed somewhere to begin decomposing in the woods...


    Why didn't her kidneys get donated right after her murder???
     
  2. mrhutch

    mrhutch Well-Known Member

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    She was murdered. If she died on scene they would have waited for the ME and law enforcement to investigate and photograph before moving the body. it doesn't take long for the organs, especially kidney and liver, to lose viability after the heart stops pumping.
     

  3. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    For up to 12-15 hours post death organs can remain viable. Of course sooner is better and preparation is crucial.

    Nemo

    https://www.quora.com/After-death-how-long-does-the-kidney-stay-alive

     
  4. mrhutch

    mrhutch Well-Known Member

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