Father says daughter on life support still alive, questions raised about organ donation ethics

The family of a woman who was issued a death certificate by an Ontario hospital is fighting to keep her on life support and enlisting the help of an outspoken U.S. physician who claims doctors are rushing to “get her organs” for donation.

Taquisha McKitty, 27, was checked into Brampton Civic Hospital on Sept. 14, following a drug overdose. Her father, Stanley Stewart, said she was breathing on her own for three days after she was admitted.

He said she was given “no intervention” by her caregivers and eventually put on life support. The family was given a death certificate on Sept. 20.

Ontario Superior Court Justice Lucille Shaw granted an injunction on Thursday allowing McKitty to stay on life support until she can be evaluated by another doctor. Her family and friends insist she continues to show signs of life.

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Article source: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/father-says-daughter-on-life-support-still-alive-questions-raised-about-organ-donation-ethics-1.3612549

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