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If someone commits suicide by an overdose of pills, can his organs still be good for donation?
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
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In brief: NOT meet criteria
Suicide means dead--so too late individuals who are brain dead can be organ donors and their organs can be used for transplantation.
Brain death occurs when the brain is totally and irreversibly non-functional. Brain death is caused by not enough blood supply of oxygen which causes the brain cells to die. When tests show a complete loss of brain function, the brain has died and the person is dead.

In brief: NOT meet criteria
Suicide means dead--so too late individuals who are brain dead can be organ donors and their organs can be used for transplantation.
Brain death occurs when the brain is totally and irreversibly non-functional. Brain death is caused by not enough blood supply of oxygen which causes the brain cells to die. When tests show a complete loss of brain function, the brain has died and the person is dead.
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