'Picking recipient means patients on a waiting list may die'

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.

I am against people selecting a recipient mainly because it could mean that someone on the NHS waiting list dies waiting for a kidney and the person picking their recipient, their kidney could have been a match for the person on the waiting list.

– Di Franks

Julie Etchingham speaks to Ms Franks this evening on Tonight: The Kindness of Strangers ITV1, Thursday 7:30pm.

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Controversial kidney donor site

A controversial US website is launching in Britain that allows kidney donors to decide who gets their organs. It also includes patients pleading directly for a donor. The site's creators hope it will persuade more people to donate.