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Liver transplant patient meets his donor

Identifier

005304

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

The bridge is the liver.

Truly fascinating

A description of the experience

http://www.iands.org/experiences/nde-accounts/816-donor-visit-during-nde.html

I am a liver transplant recipient, and my experience was the result of complications from an initial operation.

They decided to take a liver biopsy as other tests failed to find why my condition was deteriorating so rapidly. This went horrendously wrong. The probe tore a gash in the side of the liver and punctured my right lung and diaphragm. This resulted in my death for six minutes.

I felt the presence of my donor with me during the NDE. For the next week I lay in a coma and was aware of myself as a "dual" body. Whenever I tried to move, it was as if there was another body shadowing me.

I referred to my donor as "she" when I spoke with my doctor next. My doctor asked, “How do you know the donor is female?” I was right. She is always with me and visits in dreams. We talk, sort of, but I never remember what about. It’s not scary, but rather comforting mostly

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Bridge

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

References