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Transplant docuseries lauded by Donate Life Hollywood

Sep. 8, 2022, 9:02 AM

The Eitl family poses with the plaque the family donated to thank the transplant team for taking care of Joe Eitl, who received a heart and liver transplant last year.
Joe Eitl, center, was one of the patients featured in the docuseries “Last Chance Transplant.” (photo by Susan Urmy)

by Kylie Avery

“Last Chance Transplant,” the docuseries filmed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in conjunction with 44 Blue Productions and Rock’n Robins Productions, received the 2022 Inspire Award on Thursday, Aug. 25, from Donate Life Hollywood.

The award honors production projects from the previous year that raised awareness regarding the organ donation and transplantation process through genuine and compassionate storytelling.

These productions used their unique platform to share information with audiences nationally and provide education and information as to how to become an organ donor.

“Having the opportunity to help raise awareness and provide individuals with the understanding of how life-changing organ donation is for each patient is something we are incredibly honored to be part of,” said Seth Karp, MD, chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences, H. William Scott Jr. Professor and director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center.

“Last Chance Transplant” shared the real-life journey of six patients awaiting organ donation and the vast medical team that worked determinedly to provide successful transplants and recovery.

To watch the extraordinary stories told through this docuseries, “Last Chance Transplant” is currently streaming all episodes on discovery+.

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