Transplant: A Gift for Life
This documentary reveals the powerful emotions and cutting-edge science involved in vital organ transplant. Meet a daughter who shares half of her liver to save her father’s life; a lung transplant recipient who reaches out to his deceased donor’s family; and two mothers who nurse their sons through multiple transplants. Filmmaker Denny Mahoney, recipient of a 2008 liver transplant via live donation from his nephew Matthew, worked tirelessly to address the fact that every day, 19 people in the United States die waiting for an organ transplant, and every 12 minutes, another person is added to the transplant list. TRANSPLANT premiered locally on Twin Cities Public Television just weeks after Mahoney’s death from cancer in March 2012. In this program, the viewer sees the parents and children, co-workers and friends, physicians and scientists whose lives are testimony to the reality that the tragic death — or inspirational generosity — of one person can offer another a second chance at life.
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