Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

Brain Death

Brain death is a complete and permanent cessation of brain activity. For someone who is brain dead one would expect to see a cessation of functions, such as breathing and heartbeat. A brain dead person also feels no pain and has a loss of reflexes. Brain death should not be confused with being a in a vegetative state, where wakefulness is present but awareness is absent.