Exposure TV - Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS in a Day TV - Jonathan Gray - Kevin Fong & Horizon TV - Doris A Taylor - Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life 1983 - Weird or What? TV - Wayne Rooney - Jonah Lomu - Christiaan Barnard - Noam Chomsky - Mark Thomas TV - Storyville TV - House of Cards TV -
Almost a million people in the UK have heart failure. Another 900,000 have damaged hearts but don’t know it. And the number is rising. For the worst affected their only option might be a heart transplant. But Britain is now facing a critical shortage of donor hearts. Exposure s1e3: The Heart Hospital, ITV 2011
Guy’s Hospital: Bringing her [Ann] to hospital three times a week for life-saving dialysis ... One of nine people in Britain to receive a new kidney today. Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS in a Day II, BBC 2013
Almost every day someone dies waiting for a transplant. ibid.
Both in Egypt and in South America and possibly elsewhere as well – heart transplants are actually pictured in hieroglyphic portrayals. Jonathan Gray, interview Coast to Coast Hidden Discoveries
The heart transplant – one of the greatest medical advances of the twentieth century ... But these elaborate operations were never going to be the solution for everyone ... Demand would always outstrip supply. Dr Kevin Fong, Horizon: How to Mend a Broken Heart, BBC 2011
Being able to cheat death when our organs fail by having a transplant is one the great achievements of modern medicine. Yet it’s been a long and bloody fight for surgeons who faced ethical hurdles to revive the living with organs culled from the dead. Mend Me: A Horizon Guide to Transplants, BBC 2013
The nemesis of the transplant surgeon – rejection. ibid.
[Joseph] Murray had done it: the world’s first successful organ transplant – both the twins survived. ibid.
Heart: the surgeon was Doctor Christiaan Barnard, an outsider who had taken the world completely by surprise. ibid.
Mounting demand for body parts left the whole system open to abuse. ibid.
The world of transplant may change as a result [of Stem Cells]. Professor Doris A Taylor
The Meaning of Life Part V: Live Organ Transplants. Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life 1983 starring Graham Chapman & John Cleese & Terry Gilliam & Eric Idle & Terry Jones & Michael Palin & Carol Cleveland & Patricia Quinn & Judy Loe & Simon Jones & Matt Frewer et al, director Terry Jones
Man in white coat: Hello, can we have your liver? ibid.
A life-saving organ transplant operation changed one man’s life for ever. But not in a way he was expecting. Like a real life Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde the recipient of a transplanted heart underwent a radical change of personality. Now scientists are forced to ask: could it be possible to transplant the personality and even memories of another human being? Weird or What? s1e6: Chinese Columbus, Discovery 2010
Just to confirm to all my followers: I have had a hair transplant. I was going bald at 25. Why not? Wayne Rooney
It was in 2003 that I realised there was no choice but to have dialysis treatment – by the time of the World Cup that year, I could barely walk. A year later, I finally had a kidney transplant. Jonah Lomu
It is infinitely better to transplant a heart than to bury it to be devoured by worms. Christiaan Barnard
At another ‘human farm’ in Guatemala, babies ranging from eleven days old to four months old had been found. The director of the farm, at the time of his arrest, declared that the children ‘were sold to American or Israeli families whose children needed organ transplants at the cost of $75,000 per child’. Noam Chomsky, Deterring Democracy
Xenotransplantation is animal organs being transferred into human beings … Novartis who are a big GM company … They boldly predict that the pig heart transplant market by the year 2010 is going to be worth five billion dollars a year. Mark Thomas Comedy Product s4e8, 2000
‘An experienced surgeon knows when to cut or not cut.’ Storyville: Fatal Experiments: Downfall of a Supersurgeon I, BBC 2016
This is Paolo Macchiarini, one of the world’s best surgeons in one of his most difficult moments. ibid.
One of Medicine’s greatest challenges: the lack of spare parts when something goes wrong inside our bodies … attempting to create the first windpipe out of plastic … Everything ended the same way: in death. ibid.
Is he a genius or is he a fraud? ibid.
End of 2014: Accused of falsifying research results and of gross misconduct. ibid.
‘They made misuse of the hype around stem cells to introduce something completely impossible.’ ibid. expert
Star surgeon Paolo Macchiarini was the first in the world to surgically implant a plastic trachea in a human being. Storyville: Fatal Experiments: Downfall of a Supersurgeon II
Macchiarini started to discover faults with his tracheas. ibid.
She didn’t seem to understand the risks she would undertake. ibid.
It was far worse than the doctors imagined. ibid.
Machiarrini’s operations had been stopped in Sweden. ibid.
The doctors got more and more frustrated at their superior’s lack of reaction … They documented all the faults they could find. ibid.
Plastic tracheas were not working as they should. When patient after patient died doctors began to wonder what was going on. Storyville: Fatal Experiments: Downfall of a Supersurgeon III
Falsifying scientific reports and risking patients’ lives. ibid.
The president is in need of a liver transplant if he is to survive. House of Cards US s4e5: Chapter 44, Claire, Netflix 2016