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Every morning 200 British people wake up and wonder if today will be the day they finally get the heart transplant that could save their lives.

Yet with demand far outstripping the amount of usable organs available, some won’t survive the wait.

This powerful documentary goes behind the scenes at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital to follow a process that can take years and relies on bereaved families donating a loved one’s organs.

With plenty of footage from real heart transplant surgeries, this is not for viewers of
a nervous disposition.

The film meets patients, surgeons and people experimenting with pioneering technology that could change the entire field of organ transplantation.