Life on the List

Director: BBC
Year: 2005
Country: UK
Rating: N/A

Filed under: Human Transplantation, Documentary

Five-part documentary series telling the powerful and moving stories of those affected by donation - from the individuals and families waiting for organs to the medical teams that support them. Seven-year-old Justin is waiting for a heart, Trevor needs a heart-lung transplant, Brian needs a corneal graft. Viewers also meet Rona who donated her daughter's organs after she died at the age of 15. Also depicted is the story of an Edinburgh lady (Sarah Caldwell) who loses the use of her kidneys through having a pregnancy. Though her child is healthy, her husband (John Caldwell) eventually gives one of his own after a kidney from a deceased donor is rejected. (Aired BBC One, Monday 22 to Friday 26 August 2005, 19:00)

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