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The Boy With the 8 Hour Heart

How would you feel if every time you left the house, you only had 8 hours to live?

Overview

Genre
Social Issues and Science
Synopsis

How would you feel if every time you left the house, you only had 8 hours to live? Jim Lynskey's heart lasts less time than a single charge of his mobile phone. Diagnosed with viral meningitis when he was just two weeks old. It led to an enlargement and weakening of his heart. After several more complications and consecutive cardiac arrests, aged 19, his heart had could began to fail.

While Jim waits for a transplant, his only chance of survival is to have a Left Ventricle Assisted Device (LVAD), also known as a heart pump implanted. This device is powered by batteries which last just eight hours.

There are over 6,500 patients in the UK waiting for a transplant. To register your decision to join the transplant list, follow this link: https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/regi...</p>

Stage
finished
Running time
30 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Mosaic Films
Country
United Kingdom
Years of Production
3
Locations
Birmingham, UK

Distribution Details

Release year
2022
Awards
Best Documentary at Apex Awards, Best Documentary at Birmingham Film & Television Festival
Distribution
Shown on Channel 4 in the UK
Broadcast (Prod.)
Channel 4
Broadcast (Acq.)
Channel 4
Language
English
Subtitles
Yes

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