Every year approximately 1,000 people are put on waiting lists for organ transplants in Quebec. But fewer than half will receive the precious donation that could save them from certain death. Why? Several obstacles, ethical, bureaucratic, medical and human, stand in the way of organ donations. This documentary seeks to illustrate these problems and plunge viewers into the process at its the very beginning, meeting the donors, their families, and the hospital staff that accompany them in those painful moments.