Det. Sgt. Max Greevey and Det. Mike Logan investigate an attack on a man, Drew MacDaniel, found in a park after having had one of his kidneys surgically removed without his knowledge. They check with the national organ transplant registry and find that it cannot account for a kidney that was delivered to a local hospital and transplanted into Joanna Woodleigh, daughter of the very rich and politically connected Philip Woodleigh. The transplant surgeon and his nurse assistant deny having any knowledge of where the the kidney came from. ADA Stone however gets them to testify against Philip Woodleigh who, it seems, was prepared to do anything to save his daughter.
Did You Know?
People actually can't survive indefinitely on dialysis, how long they do survive depends on many different factors but on average dialysis extends a person's life by about 10 years. About 4,500 people die each year in the United States waiting for a kidney transplant, so despite the claim that it's a myth there really is a black market for organs. Although it is most likely a myth that people get abducted and wake up in a bathtub full of ice missing a kidney, as there are plenty of people willing to sell a kidney to a black market surgeon to make money, a person can easily get $40,000 or more for one. Now there have been reported cases of people being killed for organs that are harder to donate and acquire, such as hearts and livers. See more
Mr. McDaniel is going to be a very wealthy man.
With only one kidney.
Yes, same as me. The idea is we'll both have long healthy lives.
Miss Woodleigh, do you think your father would have acted any differently if you'd needed a heart?
[Joanna turns and leaves his office