A 30-year-old man tries to take his own life with a very high dose of a painkiller. He survives the suicide attempt, but is found hours later by passers-by who do not know him and he is taken to hospital. In a farewell letter, he justifies his decision with personal and professional problems.
The patient's liver is permanently and severely damaged. The only chance of survival: an immediate liver transplant. The patient is unconscious so that he cannot express his wishes and his relatives cannot be reached.
The team in the hospital (doctors from surgery and emergency medicine) decides to carry out the organ transplant. The patient is placed on the national waiting list for organs. And within just 48 hours, he was able to have a new liver implanted.