Organ transplant: Should viewers help decide?
May 30, 2007 9:13pm CST
The recipient of a transplant will be decided on a reality TV show. Is this exploitation of illness? A Dutch TV station says it will go ahead with a programme in which a terminally ill woman selects one of three patients to receive her kidneys. Political parties have called for The Big Donor Show to be scrapped, but broadcaster BNN says it will highlight the country's shortage of organ donors. Lisa, the 37-year-old donor, said she was unhappy about anonymous donation and wanted to create a connection with the recipient of her organs. Would you watch such show? With a shortage of organs is this a fair way to decide? Can it highlight a serious problem? Are there limits to what can be covered by reality TV?