About 1000 Lives
1000 Lives is an original medical docu-drama series premised around organ donation and transplantation, which is often the patient’s only hope for survival.
06:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Compassionate with a tone of sensitivity, each episode tells a story of a patient who lives with a dysfunctional organ but hopes for the gift of life from an organ donor that will let them live fully again. It further explores illnesses caused by dysfunctional organs – the heart, lung, kidney and retina.
The series features South Africa’s world-class heart specialists, surgeons and researchers, and the patients whose lives they aim to save.
Only one in ten South Africans will receive an organ, however currently there are over 4000 people on the waiting lists and the match has to be perfect in order to proceed. The wait for a viable organ can take a week or even years.
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