Jack D. Lynch is the Director of Community Affairs for the Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network.
Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, in the early ’90’s Lynch was contacted to facilitate a discussion with the King family on protocols for organ donation. The King family wanted James Earl Ray to receive a liver transplant in exchange for more information on the conspiracy theory in the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In the mid-‘90’s, Luis Farrakhan conducted a highly publicized speech in Ohio. He believed whites where not helping Black on Black annihilation because Black organs could help save the lives of whites. Lynch helped facilitate a dinner meeting with political leaders at Farrakhan’s home in Chicago. The meeting, originally scheduled for 45 minutes lasted 2 ½ hours.
Get Well Wednesday: Why You Should Be An Organ Donor was originally published on blackamericaweb.com