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Saira Khan is the first Briton to find a kidney on an American website. Her advert read: 'British mother of three urgently needs kidney'. She spoke to Julie Etchingham about the moment she found out a complete stranger on the other side of the world wanted to donate.
Tonight: 'The Kindness of Strangers' is on ITV1 this evening at 7.30
Di Franks, who is a kidney donor and also runs the Living Kidney Donation charity has told ITV News that she could never "pick a recipient", after a controversial US website launching in the UK allows donors to decide who gets their organs.
Tonight: The Kindness of Strangers ITV1, Thursday 7:30pm.
Daybreak's Dr Hilary Jones has warned that the controversial kidney donor website - that allows kidney donors to decide who gets their organs - could play with the emotions of donors.
A mother, whose daughter had a liver transplant, has questioned a controversial US website that allows kidney donors to decide who gets their organs.
Karen, whose daughter Ellie-Mae, 4, had a liver transplant when she was one, said: "It's putting a lot of pressure on people to choose who to give the donor to."
You can get more information about organ donation from the following websites:
organdonation.nhs.uk The UK's National scheme for living donation in the NHS
matchingdonors.com US website that allows British & American donors and recipients to match and pick one another
In Berkshire, Di Franks donated a kidney into the NHS scheme. She now runs the charity Living Kidney Donation. She gave the following interview while watching one of the US kidney appeal videos.
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In the US patients have found a controversial way of persuading people to donate a kidney, and the emotional appeals are coming to Britain.
A website is launching to allow patients to plead for a kidney donor. It may persuade more people to donate as they choose who receives it.