You Want a Piece of Me? Organ Transplantation Stories from the Real World

Event Date:

Thursday, March 11, 2010
dr. joe sachs, executive producer of "er"

Dr. Joe Sachs, executive producer of "ER," discusses organ transplant storylines.

Health experts discussed leading-edge technology and therapy and exposed the myths of organ donation. Real organ recipients and donors shared personal stories about their roles in the second chance at life that donation offers.

• Panelist introductions: Sandra de Castro Buffington
• Keynote: Dr. Robert A. Montgomery, Director, Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center
• Moderator: Dr. Neal Baer, Executive Producer, Law & Order: SVU
Dr. Joe Sachs, Executive Producer, ER and Consulting Producer, Mercy
James Redford, President, The James Redford Institute for Transplant Awareness, Co-Producer, Share the Beat, and organ transplant recipient
Dr. Andrew S. Klein, Director, Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center
Dr. Kenneth P. Moritsugu, Chairman, Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute and organ donor family member
Melodie Williams, kidney donor
Thomas Mone, CEO and Executive Vice President, OneLegacy

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