The 27-year-old mother was declared brain-dead in early June after suffering a brain hemorrhage a few weeks into her pregnancy.
This is about vegitative state, even though scientists and psycologists believe brain deads are really dead people, according to buddhism a damage to the brain has no difference from a damage to a limb since the consciousness is not brain centered or brain originated.
According to buddhism there are three things to to be considered before declaring death.
Concerning this body,
he of vast wisdom has taught
that when three things are given up,
you’ll see this form discarded.
Vitality, warmth, and consciousness:
when they leave the body,
it lies there tossed aside,
food for others, mindless.
Pheṇapiṇḍūpama Sutta SN 22.95
Thus without vitality, warmth and consciousness the body is like a hardwood that is discarded. There is no physical way to detect consciousness or vitality but warmth. As long as warmth is there no matter how it maintained the person (mother) is considered alive.
what is death? The passing away, perishing, disintegration, demise, mortality, death, decease, breaking up of the aggregates, laying to rest of the corpse, and cutting off of the life faculty of the various sentient beings in the various orders of sentient beings. This is called death.
Saccavibhaṅga Sutta MN 141
Death is defined covering all kinds of beings such as animals, humans, devas and brahmas. To declare death, the last thought should disappear from the body.
Yes, as you can see it is related to EBT.