Perfect Heart

1 x 52'

In this intimate documentary produced and directed by Anna Nolan, we see what life is like on the heart transplant list for John Healy who allowed the cameras into his life for one year while he was on the waiting list. Following two heart attacks, John's heart was severely damaged; his only chance of living was to get a donor heart.

We follow John through the highs and lows of that year and get a first-hand view of life on the heart tran splant list. With full access to the Transplant Unit and the team involved in coordinating transplants, the cameras eventually followed John to theatre to film the surgeon and his team as they carry out the operation to replace John's damaged heart with a donor's heart. The donors' story is also told as his mother recounts her family's story.

A VIP Production for RTÉ