Since the 1960s, laws on determining the criteria for death have been implemented in all countries with active Organ Transplantation programs. Before this time, traditionally both the legal and medical communities determined death through the permanent end of certain bodily functions. When the demand for organ transplantation started to rise, the legal criteria for determining death was changed whereby the body could still be alive, but the person could be considered legally dead. Today, both the legal and medical communities in the US use Brain Death as a legal definition of death, allowing a person to be declared legally dead even if life support equipment keeps the body's metabolic processes working. In some countries, everyone is automatically an organ donor after diagnosis of death fitting legally accepted criteria.
Without consideration of the soul and spirit working through the physical body, what could be the implications of declaring a living body brain dead in order to harvest living organs to be transplanted into another human body? How many people are declared dead when they could be revived?
When the human body is worth more dead than alive in matters of commerce, it is common sense that says the exploitation factors are grisly. These are facts being shared on the surface levels that can be visibly seen, which generate incredible destruction and disease in many human lives, while impairing general integrative wellness, as well as committing violations that greatly harm the soul. It is important to note that the legal criteria for death was changed in the late 1960’s to accommodate mass organ harvesting, and to consider the ethical implications and agendas behind it that impact human society.