Originally Posted by Kumabjorn
I guess this may differ between countries, but here in Sweden you can die from brain failure. In other words you are proclaimed dead if there is no brain activity but the heart is still beating.
That is true but eventually your heart will stop beating either on its own or through intervention. You cannot bury or cremate an individual whose heart is still beating.
Between the two events is when organ extraction may be performed.
Everyone who has died underwent cardiac arrest (cardiac death) and respiratory distress syndrome.