Gift of life /

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 qu...

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Other Authors: Glasman, Joe, (composer (expression).), Jay, Emma, (Researcher), Winston, Robert M. L., (Narrator)
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, December 19, 2012.
Series: Child against all odds.
Child against all odds (Television program).
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Notes: Title from title frames.
Originally broadcast as part of the A Child Against All Odds television documentary series in 2006.
Part of the series A Child Against All Odds: Human Reproduction in the 21st Century.
Available on Films on demand.
Closed-captioned.
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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.
Item Description: Title from title frames.
Originally broadcast as part of the A Child Against All Odds television documentary series in 2006.
Part of the series A Child Against All Odds: Human Reproduction in the 21st Century.
Available on Films on demand.
Closed-captioned.
Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sound, color, digital.
Playing Time: 00:49:47
Format: System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Mode of access: Internet
Production Credits: Title music, Joe Glasman ; researcher, Emma Jay ; film editor, Lee Sutton.
Access: Access restricted to subscribing institutions.