Vital Bonds

Vital Bonds

| 52 min

Canada's organ donation rate is the lowest in the industrialized world – and every organ lost is also a life. For the first time ever on-screens, Vital Bonds gives viewers unprecedented access to the powerful real-life human stories of organ donation in Canada. Following a traumatic brain injury, the family of 28-year old athlete Matthew makes the decision to donate his organs. A two-week old baby girl named Harlow receives a donor heart from the far side of the continent. These are just some of the life and death stories covered with unflinching authenticity to show the lasting impact and major importance of organ donation in Canada.

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  • writer
    Niobe Thompson
  • narrator
    Niobe Thompson
  • director of photography
    Aaron Munson
    Sergio Olivares
  • editor
    Brenda Terning
  • music
    John McMillan
  • location sound recording
    Philip Dransfeld
    Carey Opper
  • sound editor
    Perry Blackman
    Iain Pattison
    Chris Szott
    Jordan Ivey
  • director
    Niobe Thompson
  • executive producer
    Rosie Dransfeld
    David Christensen
  • producer
    Rosie Dransfeld
    Bonnie Thompson
  • visual research
    Gina Cali