The documentary feature Une greffe pour la vie (A Transplant) depicts the journeys of three individuals each waiting for an organ transplant – a race against time, from the moment a donor’s loved ones give their consent… to the life-saving operation.
For a severely ill person expecting an organ donation, life is a stressful mix of hope and doubt. As their very existence is hanging by a thread, waiting can be fatal… Shannon is a young woman with cystic fibrosis who is running out of life; Nolan, all of three years old, is dealing with terminal cancer; and Suzanne is hoping a new kidney will bring her back to life. Three people with their lives on hold. How are they coping with the unbearable wait? And how will events unfold after the transplant? As the film depicts their daily struggles, it fully gauges the vital impact of an anonymous, selfless act. A Transplant also focuses on the donor, 64-year-old Denise and her grieving family as they face tough choices, and on the doctors, nurses and other medical stakeholders, all deeply affected by an intense human journey.