A documentary about the Pulse nightclub shooting starts Sunday, Dec. 31, on Amazon Prime video, and it delivers a never-before-seen perspective of what it took to save the lives of the victims shooting.
The documentary, titled Lifeline, is a story about people who are forever linked to saving the lives of the victims from one of the nation's worst mass shootings, and it traces their connections through blood donations.
The documentary features Pulse survivors as they learn of anonymous blood donors who are responsible for helping save their lives.
In the documentary, some of these blood donors are revealed as they come face-to-face in an emotional reunion with the Pulse survivors they helped save.
Lifeline also provides exclusive footage inside the hospital with trauma doctors and nurses who provide minute-by-minute accounts of how fast the blood transfusions were taking place and the unprecedented amount of blood they were using.
Their story is intertwined with the third-shift team at OneBlood, the local blood center.
The debut of Lifeline coincides with National Blood Donor month which is recognized in January.
The documentary notes the importance of the blood supply in every city and how a stable blood supply is needed even when there is no tragedy to spur donations.
Lifeline marks the first time a blood center created a documentary that has resulted in a worldwide television release.