19 Year-Old Woman Wakes Up As Doctors Ready to Harvest Her Organs (Video)

Her family was told she was brain dead.
19 year-old Carina Melchior woke up as doctors were about to harvest her organs.
Now she’s back at home cooking dinner with her family.

National Right to Life News reported:

The world of organ donation in Denmark is in turmoil. A documentary was aired earlier this month which showed family members reacting in anguish to the news that their 19-year-old daughter was brain dead after a car accident, agreeing to donate her organs and allowing doctors to turn off her respirator. About 1.7 million viewers tuned in to the heart-rending drama.

But Carina Melchior did not die after her respirator was removed. She is now undergoing rehabilitation and may make a full recovery. About 500 people immediately removed their names from Denmark’s organ donor register.

Doctors at Aarhus University Hospital were embarrassed by the incident. “We are overjoyed that the young woman survived and that she is moving on after the accident,” Claus Thomsen, the hospital’s chief medical officer, said. “But we made a mistake underway and made the family believe that their daughter and sister would die.”

The hospital acknowledged that the question of organ donation should not have been raised as there were no unambiguous signs that brain death would occur. New guidelines have been introduced to ensure that relatives will only be approached about organ donation if no more treatment options are available. There was no risk of a false diagnosis of brain death, the hospital insisted.

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  • NeoKong

    Under Obamacare they would have clubbed her in the head and then proceeded to finish the job.

  • OT: This is big…

    Unions target airlines, ports and shops (walmart) ahead of holidays backed by gorge sorros

  • RE #2 … I’m sorry, I did not mean to seem heartless. I am so happy this young lady is alive and doing well, I hope the very best for her and her family! AND it is ‘george’ not gorge LOL

  • hermie

    In Illinois you are automatically placed on the organ donors list when you get a driver’s license, unless you elect to opt out when you get your license and then with every renewal.

    A bit scary when you realize that under Obamacare the quality physicians who are leaving medicine will be replaced by nurse practitioners and medical assistants who will be required to fill their quotas and they won’t be too concerned about the status of the ‘donor’.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    But Carina Melchior did not die after her respirator was removed.

    Isn’t this the key?

    Quite frankly, I see no reason to have any concern about organ-harvesting as long as it’s not part of procedure to begin the process of removal before the donor’s vital signs have stopped.

  • When there is a suitable candidate for organ donation and a donation or consent to donate has not yet been given, procedures to preserve the decedent’s body for possible organ and tissue donation may be implemented under the authorization of the applicable organ procurement agency, at its own expense, prior to making a donation request pursuant to Section 5-25. If the organ procurement agency does not locate a person authorized to consent to donation or consent to donation is denied, then procedures to preserve the decedent’s body shall be ceased and no donation shall be made.

    Illinois does NOT presume consent. Otherwise, they would NOT seek consent. All they are doing is preserving the option until it is clarified. If no consent is authorized…..no organs are donated.

  • Sasja

    Wonder how many organ donors are pronounced dead against how many who are not (organ donors, that is)? My DL does not state I am an organ donor even tho I am probably getting too old for that to be an issue. My family knows my wishes.

  • Sasja

    Her father nails it.

    Kim Melchior, the patient’s father, had this to say during an interview with Ekstra Bladet, a Danish newspaper:

    “Those bandits in the white coats gave up too quickly because they wanted an organ donor.”


    Bah, individual life means nothing to the Marxist collective. I am certain the organs would have gone to a younger, more productive person.

    Abortion, euthanasia, starving millions to death, slaughtering a people in ovens…in the world of Darwinian life this is all to be expected. Enjoy the Brave New World y’all.

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  • maria

    video doens’t work. here is another link:


  • BarbaraS

    I got my driver’s license renewed today. I was asked if I wanted to be an organ donor. I said no because I think they want organs that work.

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  • luckyone

    Monty Python warned of this years ago in The Meaning of Life. Now we are living it.

  • squeaky

    a corrupt government…what could go wrong. i’d hate to be perfect match for some deep pocket supporter in need of a few parts. now from the past…a couple of years ago i read of bill clinton testifying in england…… a case concerning the sale of tainted blood that was harvested from the arkansas prison system…

  • charliewalksonwater

    I dont think she was the brain-dead one in the room.

  • Erik

    And people wonder why I have a card in my wallet that says “NOT an organ donor”.
    As I understand Swedish law, you are presumed to be an organ donor unless you have very clearly stated that you are not.

    And under “free” healthcare, doctors have a bigger incentive to make transplant surgeries than they have to save a life.
    If they make a mistake they can just say they are “embarressed” and are “looking over their procudures”, but there’s no accountability.

  • Rose

    Nasty little secrets of Modern “Medicine”.

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