The mission of the John Brockington Foundation is to create a culture in which organ donation is commonplace; to provide financial and resource support for those donating, awaiting, and/or receiving organs; and to promote health education to minority communities who are disproportionately represented on the transplant waiting list.

How it all began—and where it’s headed

From John

Throughout my life, I’ve been blessed by opportunities to be able to reach my goals. Whether a National Championship with my beloved Buckeyes or Rookie of the Year with the Green Bay Packers, I have been rewarded with great success. Certainly my kidney transplant of November 28, 2001 can be added to the list.

For me, as for other kidney recipients, it made the difference between a difficult life on dialysis and the normal life I now live.

Since I left the Packers, no effort has been as satisfying and important to me as the work of my foundation. The ESPN piece above tells you how we became involved in the cause. Since 2002, we have been providing help and hope to those impacted by kidney disease.  Our free screenings and classes educate, our food vouchers sustain patients on dialysis, and our donor registration drives seek to reduce the wait for all organs.

Join us in battling death on the transplant list - the health crisis our nation could virtually solve with a signature.

Run Hard,
John Brockington


Board of Directors:


David Fredrickson
Kristin L. Mekeel MD
Matt Schwartz
Joan Stafslien
Troy Stork

Larry Abelin
John Brockington
Dennis Burks
Adam Cobb



Advisory Board

Nylie Afuyog
George Fadda, MD
Dr. Jerry C. Lee
Rod Roberto
Kelli Swan-Vranish

 JBF awards and memberships:

Member of the Board of Directors of Donate Life America

Member of Advisory Boards of Explore Transplant and Lifesharing

Co-Founder of Donate Life San Diego

Recipient of the James Wolf Courage Award from Donate Life America for being the organization with the most outstanding effort and record outside the transplant professional community in promoting organ donor registration

Recipient of the Combined Health Agencies of San Diego Health Hero Award

Recipient of the Ernest Wright Humanitarian Award from the San Diego Hall of Champions