Swedish man hears doctors discuss possible organ donation, dire prognosis before sedation

What would you do if you heard doctors talking about donating your organs just before you were sedated?

One Swedish man claimed that he heard just that after he suffered a stroke a couple years ago, according to a recent ABC News report.

The 42-year-old man reportedly said that he was unable to tell doctors that he was conscious and could hear their conversation about possibly donating his organs as he was being sedated despite his “dire prognosis,” ABC said.

A symptom common after suffering a stroke, according to the story, is the possibility of being unable to move or react, but still remain conscious and able to hear your surroundings.

“He feared he would be unable to save himself” during the ordeal and filed a complaint against the Swedish hospital where he received care.

Additionally, the Swedish man said medical staff told his family to “say their goodbyes,” but later found that his swelling brain may have been a sign of possible recovery- and it was.

The patient recovered, but is still working on getting back full movement and speech. He is still unable to walk.

The Swedish hospital is reportedly investigating the incident.

More details from ABC News .

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