Organ Transplant

NOVA "Transplanting Hope" Preview

Sep 26, 2018
PBS

In The Moment ... September 26. 2018 Show 430 Hour 1

Tonight on SDPB-TV, at 8:00 p.m. Central, 7:00 p.m. Mountain, NOVA takes you inside the operating room to witness the emotional, high-stakes process of transferring organs from donors to recipients. Meet the doctors, patients and their families.

NOVA Senior Executive Producer Paula Apsell and filmmaker Niobe Thompson (director and writer) preview NOVA's new documentary.

Roger Bultena family

Some stories stay with a reporter long after they've aired. A recent story about organ donation from SDPB's Kealey Bultena has her reconsidering how she listens to stories from her grandfather. She wrote about her personal experience growing up with tales from her grandpa's corneal transplants in a post called The Vision To Listen, and she talks with Lori Walsh on In The Moment about how her reporting has changed her personal perspective.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

The first holiday season after someone dies is often difficult for people who loved him or her. It’s full of traditions and gatherings that used to include an important person now gone. One woman says she’s channeling her grief into improving the lives of others because that’s what her son did. 

Melody Hilbert raised three children. Jonah was the second born, sandwiched between two other boys with "J" names.