Robert Redford’s screenwriter son — who got a lifesaving liver transplant — wants people to set aside the myths and fears about organ donation. “Six years and counting” since he underwent the operation in Omaha, said Jamie Redford, who returned to that city this week to showcase a documentary produced by his Institute for Transplant Awareness. “The Kindness of Strangers” looks at the stories of organ donor families and the people whose lives depend on donors for organs and tissues. Redford suffered for about a decade from the effects of a disease that caused his immune system to attack his liver. His first liver transplant, in March 1993, was unsuccessful, but he underwent a second, successful transplant in July 1993.

Related Articles