I would get the opinions of 3 unrelated/connected doctors that there is, indeed, not brain activity and if they agree then I think it's humane to the living as well to "pull the plugs". Think of all of the money and resources that it would take to keep someone in a permanent state of brain death for a year when there is no brain activity... All of that money and resources could be put to use helping others who can live. Not to mention the fact that if this person were an organ donor then parts of them could live on in others, saving the lives of several other people. From a selfish perspective, the loved ones of the person in the hospital might hold out false hope that the person would live. That waiting period--a week, a year--would be sheer torture on them, especially for their spouse who would be in a financial disaster zone given the unsettled circumstance of the spouse's life. Yes, I think if there is no brain function, and if 3 different doctors interpret the scans the same way, I would have no hesitation telling the donor doctors to line up the patients who will receive the healthy parts of the person who is only alive due to life support systems. And I would celebrate new lives.