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- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: December 30, 2004
This is an unforgettable look at what it means to rely on the organs of another to have a chance of survival.
Organ transplantation is one of the true breakthroughs of modern medicine, an extraordinary achievement that has given thousands of people a new lease on life. But the process is far from routine, and even successful procedures can exact a high price on those involved.
TRANSPLANT opens a window into this world by following four patients: 2-year old Casey, who struggles to survive with several new organs; 18-year old Angela, born with a congenital heart disease; Patty, undergoing her second liver transplant; and Jaynee, facing a race-against-the-clock heart surgery. Meet the doctors and nurses who care for them, and see how these patients and their families face the anticipation, the disappointment, the fear and the heartbreak of waiting for a donor, undergoing surgery, rejecting their organ and recovering.