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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The "Big Donor Show" or Who Gets Lisa's Kidney?

KidneyOn Friday, June 1, 2007, television history will be made in The Netherlands when three patients desperately in need of a kidney transplant will attempt to convince a living donor that he or she is the best person to receive one of her kidneys.
The three potential donees have been prescreened so they are all biological matches.  The donor, a 37 year old terminally ill woman, will decide on which person will receive one of her kidneys during a live broadcast on BNN.
The upcoming program has generated great controversy with some people asking the Dutch government to ban the program.
For more information, see Ammu Kannampilly & Fabiola Antezana, Contestants Vie for Kidney on Dutch Reality TV, ABC News, May 29, 2007.


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i would like to be a donor in your show how can i join? i am 41 years old i came from Philippines,

Posted by: zeny | Sep 24, 2007 7:18:26 PM

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