Gift of Life

Channel 5

Gift of Life is a three part series following the lives of patients undergoing organ transplants. Based at Newcastle’s Institute of Transplantation, one of the world’s leading transplant centres, the series explores the powerful emotional journey undertaken by patients in this life-saving and cutting edge area of medicine.

From the relief of getting onto the transplant waiting list, to the months or years of frustration of waiting for the right heart, lungs or kidneys to come up; from the joy of hearing an organ has become available, to the tough road to recovery from major surgery, Gift of Life is a powerful and deeply moving account of what it takes to undergo a transplant.