Inside an Emergency Transplant

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about the documentary

Go Inside one of the top kidney transplant departments in the country – Johns Hopkins Hospital – and see what it takes to pull off one of the most pioneering surgeries being performed today.  Three donors give their kidneys to total strangers and in return their loved ones get a chance at a new life through a transplant.  A life saving surgery that requires precise orchestration, close to100 doctors, nurses and staff, months of preparation, and six synchronized operations in one day.

Aired: February 15, 2008
Station: National Geographic Channel, Re-Aired on PBS
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