The Heart Transplant

Director: BBC
Country: UK
Duration: 26 mins
Rating: N/A

Filed under: Human Transplantation, Documentary

Harefield Hospital in England is world-renowned for its organ transplant capabilities, and in The Heart Transplant, viewers can follow the experiences of four patients who await a heart transplant there. The wait for an organ can be very long, as the availability of hearts has fallen, and there is no guarantee of success after the transplant has been done. The patients include a young child, two women, and a man who has had a series of heart attacks. They all hold out hope that a new heart will transform their lives, and put an end to years of debilitating illness.

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