The inflation of game-show jackpots continues apace — from the $64,000 question to the $100,000 pyramid to “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” to, at long last, the really big prizes.
DUTCH broadcaster BNN plans to air a television show next week in which a terminally ill woman will decide who out of three young patients will get her kidney.
Viewers will be able to advise the 37-year-old woman, known as Lisa, via text messages which of the candidates to pick, the Algemeen Dagblad newspaper said…
BNN, whose former director died from kidney failure after spending years on a waiting list for a kidney transplant, told the Algemeen Dagblad newspaper that the show wanted to highlight the acute shortage of donors in the Netherlands…
Several transplant patient organisations and politicians have objected to The Big Donor Show.
“This is going in the direction of selling organs,” a spokeswoman for the Dutch Transplant Foundation told Algemeen Dagblad.
Exit question: You’d watch, wouldn’t you?