Mercer County Libertarian Party
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
<February 27, 2022 >
MERCER LP CALLS FOR CLEVELAND CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL TO TREAT TANNER DONALDSON
Mercer County, New Jersey-- Nine-year-old Tanner Donaldson is suffering from stage 5 chronic kidney disease. In 2018, Richardson was approved for a transplant. After four long years of searching, the family discovered that Tanner’s father, Dane Donaldson, is a match. The hospital denied the transplant because Tanner’s father isn’t vaccinated against COVID-19. This policy is nothing short of both cruel and indefensible.
The Mercer County LP formally calls upon the Cleveland Children’s Hospital to allow the transplant. We fear that failure to allow unvaccinated individuals to donate organs could result in death for patients who need organ transplants. We hope that the hospital will reverse its decision in line with the wishes of the Donaldson family. We urge other members of the liberty movement to contact the Cleveland Children’s Hospital in hopes of reversing this harmful policy.