Navigation Links
Shock TV Reality Organ Donor Show Goes on Air

A do-good TV reality show highlighting the need for more organ donors, or a programme plumbing new depths in bad taste? Amid a swirl of controversy, a Dutch channel Friday was to air a terminally ill woman deciding who will receive her kidney.

The controversy stirred by "The Big DonorShow" has spread even beyond the borders of the Netherlands, but public broadcaster BNN is determined to go ahead.

While acknowledging the programme's potential for bad taste and insisting the show will be a one-off one-nighter, BNN says the fury triggered by the idea has successfully thrown the question of organ donation on the map world wide.

"BNN is done with talking, it is time for action. In the Big DonorShow a terminally ill woman will choose which one of three kidney patients will get her kidney. That is not gruesome, that is real life," says BNN's website.

"Every year hundreds of people die because there are not enough donors," it adds.

Significantly, the young people's channel, which has built up a reputation for controversy, is screening the show on the fifth anniversary of the death of its founder, Bart de Graaff -- he died after waiting years for a kidney transplant.

The notion was the brainchild of Endemol, the Dutch production company behind Big Brother and many other reality TV shows spinning the globe.

Its star is Lisa, a 37-year-old woman dying of a brain tumor who must decide which of three patients selected by the producers -- aged between 18 and 40 -- should receive her kidney.

Viewers can join in with advice by SMS text message.

This is not the first time BNN has courted controversy. Previous broadcasts include "Sex, a User's Guide", a series of no-holds-barred education programmes, and "Shoot Up and Swallow", a series dedicated to sex and drugs.

Last year the network won praise for another hair-raising show, "Over My Dead Body
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Shock it to Heal!!
2. Shock Wave Therapy Increase The Risk Of Diabetes
3. Health Experts Shocked As 11-year-old Girl To Be UKs Youngest Mother
4. Cardiogenic Shock is the Leading Cause of Death for Heart Attack Patients
5. Shocked out of drugs?
6. Radioprotective effect of Heat Shock Proteins
7. New Study Finds On/Off Switch for Septic Shock
8. Hong Kong - HIV Test Shock Sparks Warning
9. Cardiogenic Shock: A Heart Attacks Deadly Counterpart
10. Shockwave Lithotripsy is Effective for Pediatric Urolithiasis
11. Surgeons Shocked By Green-Blooded Man
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Shock Reality Organ Donor Show Goes Air

(Date:8/20/2014)... The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is pleased ... Dental in Fremont, California, recently received the association’s Fellowship ... which took place June 26-29 in Detroit. , The ... to provide the highest-quality dental care by remaining current ... Lokhandwala completed 500 hours of continuing dental education, passed ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... New York (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 ... by Transparency Market Research "Multiplexed Diagnostics Market (Technologies: ... Next-Generation Sequencing; Applications: Infectious Disease Diagnosis, Oncology, Autoimmune ... Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 ... valued at USD 2.8 billion in 2012 and ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... a revolutionary technique that underpins much of modern science, ... week released a special edition on X-ray crystallography ... future. C&EN is the weekly news magazine of the ... , The technique got its start when German physicist ... diffraction from a crystal in 1912. In the century ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... August 20, 2014 Transrectal ultrasound guided biopsy is ... reports have suggested that the number of risks associated ... population-based study, Swedish researchers found that six percent of ... tract infection within 30 days after having a prostate ... five years, reports The Journal of Urology . ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 2014 According to the ... (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, Fluor polymer, Polyamide, Polycarbonate, ... Geography - Trends & Forecasts (2013- 2018)”, ... market with analysis and forecasting of the ... the driving and restraining factors for the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Fremont Dentist Receives Prestigious AGD Fellowship Award 2Health News:Multiplexed Diagnostics Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019 2Health News:Multiplexed Diagnostics Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019 3Health News:Multiplexed Diagnostics Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019 4Health News:Severe infections with hospitalization after prostate biopsy rising in Sweden 2Health News:Engineering Plastics Market Worth $79,026.6 Million by 2018 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Engineering Plastics Market Worth $79,026.6 Million by 2018 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Engineering Plastics Market Worth $79,026.6 Million by 2018 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4
... Inc. announced that two presentations detailing initial studies ... technology in metastatic breast cancer will be ... Oncology (ASCO) meeting (June 1-5) in Chicago, Illinois. ... of cell lines that have acquired resistance to ...
... catching up fast with the West. Yes, but not just ... too. ,Smoking, drinking and eating unhealthy foods ... larger populations and fewer deaths from infectious diseases to drive ... predict. ,More and more people in Asia are ...
... corruption Friday for leaking questions for a nursing examination, ... the country's labour exports. ,They are the first ... which led to a US commission issuing a temporary ban ... ,Nurses from the Philippines are in demand overseas, ...
... al-Hakim returned to Iraq's holy city of Najaf on Friday ... the head of one of the most powerful parties in ... that included medical tests in the United States and treatment ... Najaf and will be there for a long time, after ...
... sigh of relief for researchers at the Massachusetts Institute ... devices that mimic the human ankle, give them ... Assistant Professor and Director of the Biomechatronics Group at ... saying that these spring-enabled, motor-driven devices could one day ...
... identified a tiny bit of genetic code, which helps the ... ,The genetic code is called miR-34a, a microRNA ... are likely to become malignant because of damaged genes in ... acid (RNA), which stick to messenger RNAs, and prevent proteins ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Monogram Presents Results of First ETag Breast Cancer Studies 2Health News:Surge in Cancer Incidence in Asia Feared 2Health News:Surge in Cancer Incidence in Asia Feared 3Health News:Top Iraqi Shiite Leader Returns Home 2Health News:Now, Natural Looking, Energy Efficient Robotic Ankles for Amputees 2Health News:Genetic Code That Helps Kill Colon Cancer Cells Identified 2
(Date:8/20/2014)... , Aug. 20, 2014 Reportlinker.com ... available in its catalogue: Global Coatings ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p01375204/Global-Coatings-for-Medical-Devices-Industry.html This report analyzes ... in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: ... Coatings. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 2014  Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Ltd. announces that its ... received Chinese FDA (CFDA) approval and has subsequently ... the China domestic market.  ... agreement with Sinochem Jiangsu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Amerigen ... approved and China CFDA certified oral solid dose ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... LAKE WORTH, Fla. , Aug. 20, 2014  Glades ... Florida , is proud to announce its expansion into ... , which will feature an 8,000-square-foot office space and ... is currently accepting applications for 100 open positions for the ... located at 4560 Lantana Road will serve as the chain,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 2Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 3Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 4Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 5Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 6Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 7Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 8Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 9Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 10Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 11Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 12Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 13Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 14Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 15Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 16Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 17Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 18Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 19Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 20Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 21Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Ltd. announces that its Chinese subsidiary, Suzhou Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd., has received Chinese FDA (CFDA) approval and has subsequently launched its generic Mecobalamin 0.5 mg Tablets into the China domestic mark 2Glades Drugs Moves to New Corporate Headquarters, 100 Open Positions 2
0.2 mm hook with curved shaft to reach over lens optic. Flat serrated handle with polished finish. Overall length: 4.8 inches. Most popular size or model....
0.3 mm hook angled 45 degrees, 9 mm from tip to bend. Flat smooth handle with polished finish. Overall length: 4.6 inches....
2.0 mm cup. Angled 45 degree shaft 8 mm from tip to bend with flat handle and polished finish. Overall length: 4.8 inches....
Round, knurled handle with polished finish and straight shaft. 1 mm ring curette 1.5 mm high, 33 mm shaft. Overall length: 5.1 inches....
Medicine Products: