Guest 1: John Brockington Foundation and Women Encouraging Living Donation (WELD)
Diane Brockington, Executive Director of the John Brockington Foundation, and Founder of Women Encouraging Living Donation (WELD), talks about her Foundation’s mission to increase, encourage and support living organ donations. Brockington is joined by Tammy Wright, Transplant Coordinator for Sharp Healthcare Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, and Virginia Sankey, a kidney donor and advocate for WELD. Wright discusses the need for organ donors in the U.S. and the family voucher program for “live” kidney donation. Sankey discusses the reasons why she chose to donate one of her kidneys to a stranger and the support she received from WELD during the organ transplant process.
Guest 2: Author Dr. Mark Goldstein, Lions and Tigers and Hamsters
Dr. Mark Goldstein, whose 40-year career in the animal welfare world included leadership stints at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, the Los Angeles Zoo and San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, talks about his book, Lions and Tigers and Hamsters. Goldstein chats about why he wrote the book and his life-long passion for supporting the human-animal bond.