TAKE AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE DOCTORS AND PATIENTS’ JOURNEY AS LIVES ARE SAVED WITH ORGAN DONATION IN
“NOVA: TRANSPLANTING HOPE”
Currently Available on iTunes
Available on DVD December 18
Arlington, Va. – November 19, 2018 – PBS Distribution announces the release of “NOVA: TRANSPLANTING HOPE” which documents the hope and agony involved in organ donation – from the perspective of those who need, those who give, and those who assign. With extraordinary access to patients and transplant teams, viewers witness the emotional, high-stakes process of transferring organs from donors to recipients.
“NOVA: TRANSPLANTING HOPE” is currently available on iTunes and will be available on DVD ($24.99 SRP) December 18, 2018. The run time of the program is approximately 53 minutes.
Every ten minutes, another person in the U.S. is added to the waiting list for an organ transplant, joining more than 100,000 others. And a dire shortage of organs means every opportunity for a transplant has to count. In “NOVA: TRANSPLANTING HOPE” viewers meet families navigating both sides of the transplant journey – and researchers pushing the boundaries of medicine in an effort to beat the odds. Their efforts to understand organ rejection, discover ways to keep organs alive outside the body, and even grow ‘bio-artificial’ organs with stem cells, could save countless lives. The program subsequently takes viewers into the operating room to get a first-hand look at how organs are transplanted. Organ rejection, organ sustaining, when not in a human body, and growing artificial organs with stem cells are all addressed in this fascinating documentary.
Also available from PBS Distribution, “NOVA SCIENCENOW: CAN WE LIVE FOREVER? NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR A LONGER LIFE,” “THE MAYO CLINIC: FAITH, HOPE AND SCIENCE,” and “MILITARY MEDICINE: BEYOND THE BATTLE FIELD.”
Now in its 45th season, NOVA is the most-watched primetime science series on American television, reaching an average of five million viewers weekly. The series remains committed to producing in-depth science programming in the form of hour-long (and occasionally longer) documentaries, from the latest breakthroughs in technology to the deepest mysteries of the natural world. NOVA is a production of WGBH Boston. NOVA airs Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT on WGBH Boston and most PBS stations. The Director of the WGBH Science Unit and Senior Executive Producer of NOVA is Paula S. Apsell.
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NOVA: TRANSPLANTING HOPE
Street Date: December 18, 2018
Run Time: Approximately 53 minutes on 1 disc
SRP: DVD, $24.99
Format: DVD and Digital HD