The Human Tissue Squad
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This touching two part series meets the dedicated team whose job it is to retrieve life-saving tissue from the deceased.
Revealing the extraordinary process from death to the recycling of human tissue in the living. This is the unseen, intimate and fascinating world of tissue donation.
NHSBT’s Tissue Services in Liverpool is the largest retrieval and storage facility of human tissue in the UK. From poignant telephone calls with the recently bereaved to the challenging tissue donations carried out by the retrieval team, this is an opportunity to enter this never-before-seen world. As the team travel across the nation day and night, we share their intimate reflections on the meaning of life and death and discover how they cope psychologically with the challenges and emotional demands of the job.
Away from the medical process of the retrievals, we meet some of the many young tissue recipients as their lives are transformed through the generosity of donors. From those nearly blinded by disease, teenagers whose young lives have been put on hold and young children facing life and death situations, this is the unseen, intimate and fascinating world of tissue donation.
What the Press Say:
The Guardian – “Insightful and stirring stuff plus weighty reflections on life”.
The Sunday Times – “Informative and touching”. “An excellent series”.
The Sun – “Fascinating”.
Daily Express – “Thoughtful and uncompromising. We saw an unusual side to the exchange of human body parts, beginning with the tentative calls by nurses to the bereaved within hours of a loved one dying”.
Daily Mail – “If this show has worked, potential donors will be signing up in droves today”.
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The Human Tissue Squad
This series meets the team whose job it is to retrieve human tissue from the deceased and the extraordinary process of recycling to the living.
Series Duration: 2 x 57'
Genres: Science & Human Interest