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Great Ormond Street, Series 2 Episode 3 of 6

This episode focuses on Great Ormond Street's heart transplant team. Every year, the number of donor hearts decreases: safer roads, better intensive care and a society reluctant to donate means fewer hearts and longer waits for children for whom transplant is the last resort. The Berlin Heart is a revolutionary machine that keeps these children alive. However, it's a precarious existence as the machine can only buy them time until the rare gift of a heart is made.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 31 May 2012 02:15


Role Contributor
DirectorRob Gill
DirectorRob Gill
Series ProducerSimon Gilchrist
Series ProducerSimon Gilchrist

Find out about the complex issues surrounding children's treatment

Great Ormond Street

The right to decide; the child, the parent, the medical professionals - who decides?