Tuesday, May 29, 2007
The ever permissive Dutch are embarking on a new way to select organ recipients. Big Donor, a new reality show from the producers of Big Brother. In this program, to air later this week, a terminally ill cancer patient will donate a healthy kidney to one of three contestants. The final decision will be up to viewers. After watching short films about the lives of each contestent, a winner will be chosen American Idol-style: by texting in their vote. The producers claim the goal is to raise awareness about the long waiting list, but seems more like a step towards selling organs. It's just unfortunate that the reality title "Survivor" was already taken.