After reading so many of the inaccurate and dangerous headlines from the past few days, we couldn’t stay silent. Please read and share our open letter to the media as we discuss the cost of a sensationalist headline; grief to a family coping with tragedy; disrespect to millions of hardworking medical professionals; enormous pain to donor families; false hope to those whose loved ones may experience brain death in the future; costing thousands a second chance at life; and making a mockery of a life-saving process that honors life and second chances above all else.
We hope that media outlets who originally reported this story will be compelled to learn more about the organ donation process and why these types of false headlines are so dangerous and hurtful to us all. Continued…
The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland
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