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Conscious Good

17 min


In this touching short documentary, Harold Mintz recounts his decision to donate one of his kidneys to a complete stranger. It’s an intimate portrait of two strangers – as different from each other as they can be. We hear personal and candid details about one of the country’s first altruistic kidney donations and why one decided to risk surgery to help a complete stranger.

1 800 GIVE-US-YOUR-KIDNEY is the story of love, acceptance and generosity encourages us all to lend a hand – or kidney – to others, no matter how different from us they may be.

Samantha Smith – Director (USA)

“For me, this is a love story. It’s not a romance, but a real, true love story, As Thomas Merton once said: ‘Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy.’ I hope Mintz’s story will communicate a message of love, acceptance, and generosity.”

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Comments (8)

  • Mike Dunn .August 20, 2016.Reply

    Beautiful story

  • rynolds15 .August 23, 2016.Reply

    Fantastic film! The mark of a great film is one that makes you think–and this one had my mind reeling for days.

  • Greg C .August 24, 2016.Reply

    Outstanding film. Very informative, inspirational, and important. Well done, and for a short film, it takes you through many emotions. You laugh, you cry, and you come away wanting to do something good for humanity. Bravo to all.

  • Scott Walode .August 25, 2016.Reply

    Harold Mintz is a real life superhero!

  • Paul Brackna .August 25, 2016.Reply

    Samantha Smith, what an absolutely beautiful film you have made. Congratulations. Harold is my brother in law and I couldn’t be more honored and proud to know him let alone say he’s my family.

  • Donna .August 28, 2016.Reply

    What a wonderful story! I made me cry happy tears. Loved it!

  • Sue Holtsnider .September 3, 2016.Reply

    Amazing story. Harold shows us how to give without hesitation and love those we don’t know because it’s the right thing to do

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