When we die, do all our cells and organs die at the same time?

BBC Earth (Asia) - - Q & A -

Def­i­nitely not. The brain and nerve cells re­quire a con­stant sup­ply of oxy­gen and will die within a few min­utes, once you stop breath­ing. The next to go will be the heart, fol­lowed by the liver, then the kid­neys and pan­creas, which can last for about an hour. Skin, ten­dons, heart valves and corneas will still be alive af­ter a day. White blood cells, which are more in­de­pen­dent, can keep go­ing for al­most three days. LV

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