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Funko
29-05-2007, 10:14:26
http://media.guardian.co.uk/site/story/0,,2090151,00.html



A Dutch reality television show in which a terminally ill woman is to select one of three contestants to receive her kidneys when she dies is to air this week despite criticism that it pushes the boundaries of the format too far.

The government has called for De Grote Donorshow (The Big Donor show) to be dropped because it is "unethical" and "wretched" but the broadcaster BNN said it would go ahead to highlight the difficulties of searching for kidney donors.

In the show, due to be broadcast on Friday, a woman identified only as Lisa, 37, will select a recipient based on their history, profile and conversations with their families and friends. Throughout the 80-minute show, viewers will be invited to send Lisa text messages to advise her.

The ruling coalition parties the Christian Democrats and the Christian Union have condemned the show.

What do people think about this?

I think the public should vote. "Who lives? You decide". Text in to decide who lives a bit longer and which two are likely to die.

mr_G
29-05-2007, 10:19:09
BNN rules

King_Ghidra
29-05-2007, 10:33:45
thanks to funko's misspelling i was looking forward to a thread about about kebabs.

Tizzy
29-05-2007, 10:41:07
Me too.

Funko
29-05-2007, 10:43:15
I didn't even notice.

mr_G
29-05-2007, 10:49:07
me neither

Chris
29-05-2007, 12:06:16
I like it, can we kill the losers during the show?

Nav
29-05-2007, 12:16:14
yeah if the show is going to condemn them anyway, why not.

Venom
29-05-2007, 13:09:21
Next up. An actual Battle Royale show.

Lurker the Second
29-05-2007, 14:35:48
Mmmmm, kebabs.

Oerdin
29-05-2007, 16:19:57
Reality TV at its finest.

Greg W
30-05-2007, 01:04:38
The Dutch at their finest.

Koshko
30-05-2007, 01:19:32
Can the selected person kill "Lisa" to get the organs quicker?

Drekkus
30-05-2007, 09:11:19
BNN itself is calling the show tasteless, but says the realilty, where there's a great shortage of organ donors is even more tasteless.

Venom
30-05-2007, 12:02:37
Sorry. I'm still using my organs. Some more heavily that others.

Provost Harrison
30-05-2007, 12:08:47
I'm all for live organ transplants myself!

http://www.stagg.hk/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/live_organ_transplants.jpg

Funko
30-05-2007, 13:09:18
No point transplanting a dead organ.

Drekkus
05-06-2007, 08:28:05
it was a hoax, btw.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6714063.stm

The irony is, that due to greatly improved road safety in the Netherlands, there is now a lack of donors.

I say we raise the speedlimits!!!

Chris
05-06-2007, 20:25:55
Too bad, I would have watched it.