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Discovery+ readies “Last Chance Transplant” docuseries

Non-fiction streaming service Discovery+ will premiere the medical documentary series Last Chance Transplant from executive producer Robin Roberts (Good Morning America) this September. Last Chance Transplant tells the stories of people waiting for life-saving ...
August 16, 2021

Non-fiction streaming service Discovery+ will premiere the medical documentary series Last Chance Transplant from executive producer Robin Roberts (Good Morning America) this September.

Last Chance Transplant tells the stories of people waiting for life-saving organ transplants and follows six patients, two in each close-ended episode, as well as the doctors, nurses and organ procurement teams at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The series is produced for Discovery+ by 44 Blue Productions, LLC, A Red Arrow Studios Company, and Rock’n Robin Productions. It premieres Sept. 22.

Last Chance Transplant opens the door to six deeply personal and emotional stories about organ donation. When we first heard about this project, we immediately knew we needed to share these journeys faced by so many people, families and communities and help spread an inspiring message of hope,” said Howard Lee, president of TLC streaming and network originals, in a release.

“My journey with MDS and my bone marrow transplant was one of the toughest fights of my life. Thanks to my sister and bone marrow donor Sally-Ann as well as my doctors, nurses, family and friends, I was able to focus on the fight and not the fright,” added Roberts. “I am honored to share the stories of six courageous individuals as they await a life-saving transplant and the team of people who lift them up along the way. Their determination is truly inspiring.”

Image: Discovery+

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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