Final Episode of BBC Two’s Hospital
The surgeons are forced to use unconventional methods to get their operations completed against the odds in the final episode of BBC Two’s Hospital.
At Hammersmith Hospital, 31-year-old Jennifer is taking part in a groundbreaking scheme to overcome the five-year wait on the deceased kidney donor list. Jennifer is a live donor and will save her husband Elliot’s life by donating her left kidney. Elliot has just five per cent kidney function and is being kept alive by dialysis. Because Jennifer isn’t a blood type match for Elliot, she will pool her healthy kidney into a sharing scheme with other donors. After it is harvested, Jennifer’s kidney will be couriered to another hospital to be transplanted into a stranger. Elliot will receive a kidney from another anonymous donor elsewhere in the UK.