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As Wales prepares to pass a law which would make it the only UK country which has an opt-out organ donation system, ITV viewers have been giving their views via our Facebook page.
"Personally myself being on dialysis for 28 years I feel organ donation is a fab thing I wonder if people would feel the same if attached to dialysis every other day for 4 hrs at a time."
"Better to opt out than opt in - too few organs around and most people seem to be happy to donate but don't get round to signing a consent form."
"Saving lives should not be optional but just a way of life."
Kidney Wales Foundation has been campaigning for a new organ donation law for five years. The charity's chief executive Roy J Thomas told ITV News that the Human Transplantation Bill was a "progressive piece of legislation" that could bring a new culture of organ donation to Wales.
Dr Barry Morgan, Archbishop of Wales, told ITV News that he is in favour of organ donation, but feels the Human Transplantation Bill needs amending to take relatives' feelings into account.
Melanie Wager, who received a kidney in July 2010, has welcomed the proposed change to the law in Wales, saying:
Waiting for an organ is an extremely difficult time for anyone - it is like being on death row and it seems as if you are being further punished for being ill.
Mentally, it is cruel for the patient and the caring family.
The Kidney Wales Foundation, which was involved in the formulation of the 'opt-out' organ donor scheme in Wales, has stressed that family consent is vital.
All Welsh residents will be able to register their personal wishes regarding organ donation ... If you do not opt-in, or opt-out, if you do nothing, you will have deemed to consent to organ donation ...
Deemed consent donation will not go ahead in the absence of any family member.
Kidney Wales believe the presence of the family is essential - both as a source of necessary information about the potential donor and in order to ensure that donation does not go ahead in the face of the deceased's known objection to organ donation.
Welsh health minister Mark Drakeford has argued that a new scheme that assumes consent for organ donation will increase the number of organs available for transplant.
He highlighted the fact that surveys have shown that a majority of Welsh people wish to be a donor.
Deemed consent will bring about a cultural shift in the way donation proceeds in Wales.
It will alter the nature of some of the most difficult conversations that any family might face, and it will help to ensure that the wishes of that substantial majority of Welsh citizens who say, in survey after survey, that they would wish to be a donor, are put into practice in those very rare and special circumstances when donation is possible.
A controversial scheme which assumes that consent for organ and tissue donation is already given is expected to get the go-ahead in Wales today.
It is likely to see Wales become the first part of the UK to operate what is described as a "soft opt-out" organ donation system.
The proposed scheme will give three options: a person will be able to register to explicitly opt in to the new organ donation scheme or opt out of it, but where a person fails to express a preference he or she will be deemed to have given consent.
Welsh Assembly members will meet in Cardiff to discuss the proposals later today.
Elisabeth Buggins, the chair of the UK Organ Donation Taskforce, has urged people to discuss their intentions for their organs with loved ones.
She told ITV News presenter James Mates that talking about the issue helps to avoid grief stricken decisions which can burden families at times of death.
A one-year-old baby is recovering from a heart transplant at the Royal Brompton Hospital.
The family of Carina Marcangelo say she is in a critical condition following surgery on Sunday but making steady progress.
Carina had a disease which damages the heart and became the youngest person in Britain to be fitted with a mini-defibrillator.
Carina has cardiomyopathy which damages the heart. She spent her first birthday completely sedated on life support at the Royal Brompton as she awaited a donor organ.
She became the youngest child to be fitted with a mini defibrillator (ICD) in her chest in November at just 9 months old. The device gave her heart a shock if its rhythm worsened.
Carina could only receive a heart from a one-year-old to a small five-year-old. The average waiting time for a heart is around 3 months.