The Organ Thieves Film Series Presents: Transplanting Hope
This event is presented in collaboration with the VCU Common Book Program and the discussions that follow are meant to echo the themes of the 2022 Common Book, The Organ Thieves: The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant in the Segregated South, and help people explore medical ethics, racial equity and how we discuss these controversial topics in modern society.
“Transplanting Hope,” a film from the PBS series NOVA tells the story of modern American transplant patients. Every 10 minutes, a person in the U.S. is added to the waiting list for an organ transplant, joining more than 100,000 others. A dire shortage of organs means every opportunity for a transplant has to count. With extraordinary access to patients and transplant teams, NOVA takes the viewer inside the operating room to witness the emotional, high-stakes process of transferring organs from donors to recipients. The film and the discussion that follow will be hosted by Focused Inquiry professor Carver Weakley and Public Affairs Research Librarian Nia Rodgers