Series 1 Episode 1
First Broadcast: 10PM Mon 6 August 2012

Tom is a 26-year-old from London who feels compelled to give away a kidney to a complete stranger.

Although this has been legal in the UK for the past few years, Tom's friends and family are struggling with the idea of Tom donating a major organ to someone he will never meet.

An inspirational act of kindness or a naïve and irrational gesture?

This First Cut film explores the boundaries of modern altruism as Tom approaches a decision that will change his life forever.

First Cut is the critically acclaimed, eclectic documentary strand that showcases distinctive new films by up-and-coming directors.

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Donating one of your kidneys: an inspirational act of kindness or a naïve and irrational gesture?