Item Details

The Gift of Life [electronic resource]

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
In this episode, Bonny, who has been infertile for 17 years, pins her hopes for a baby on a pioneering treatment: the transplantation of someone else's working ovary into her own body. The donor can only be her identical twin, Crystal. If the operation is successful, it will pose a difficult question: will any resulting children be Bonny's, or Crystal's? Until 2005, eggs or sperm could be donated anonymously, so donor-conceived children could never trace their biological parents. Professor Robert Winston asks a man born from donated sperm how it feels to know that he will never find his father, and the encounter leads to a moving revelation about Winston's own childhood.
Performers
Hosted by Professor Robert Winston
Release Date
2006
Run Time
50 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
12 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 13, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
A Child Against All Odds: Human Reproduction in the 21st Century
Child Against All Odds
Contents
  • Egg Sharing (3:42)
  • Shortage of Donor Eggs (3:41)
  • Donor Eggs Randomly Divided (3:44)
  • Raising Someone Else's Biological Child (2:11)
  • Embryos Unlike Other Foreign Genetic Material (2:50)
  • Nicola Receives Two Embryos (3:20)
  • Pioneering Ovary Transplant (4:51)
  • Carrying a Child Not My Own (1:24)
  • Considering Parent-Child Blood Relationships (1:36)
  • Donated Ovary Removed and Divided (6:32)
  • Awaiting Embryo Transfer Results (2:40)
  • Transplanted Ovary Working (1:40)
  • Positive Pregnancy Test (2:37)
  • Whose Baby Is It? (3:05)
  • Ovary Transplant (2:31)
  • Transplanted Egg: Successful Birth (1:21)
  • Credits: The Gift of Life: A Child Against All Odds (0:47)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2006.
Publisher no.
  • 48680s Films Media Group
  • 48685 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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