CDTRP Special Interview with Heather Badenoch and Leonard Hodder
CDTRP Communications Manager, Stéphanie, had the pleasure to meet with two exceptional living donors: Heather Badenoch and Leonard Hodder. During this interview, they discussed their path to living donation, advices for future living donors and what type of research they would like to see around living donation. Listen to the full interview below.
Heather Badenoch is a non-directed living liver donor and communications strategist. As the president of Village PR, she provides strategic communications direction and training to not-for-profit clients in community and health. An active transplant volunteer, Heather helps transplant candidates find living donors by running their public appeals, small and large, pro-bono. She also mentors potential living donors on the path to living donation. Heather is a volunteer with the UHN Centre for Living Organ Donation and the Canadian Donation and Transplant Research Program. She and her spouse adopt rescue dogs and volunteer together with Community Veterinary Outreach, a group providing free veterinary care to the pets of people who are homeless.
Leonard Hodder lives in Brampton, Ontario and works as a Project Manager for his family business. Len is a non-directed living liver and kidney donor, and enjoys volunteering with various organizations, including the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program, UHN’s Centre for Living Organ Donation, the Transplant Ambassador Program, and in the lung transplant physiotherapy room at Toronto General Hospital.