At the ITV News Facebook page, we have been asking whether you would be willing to donate a kidney, as a controversial new website launches allowing kidney donors to decide who gets their organs. Here are some of your views:
Becoming a living donor is a major commitment entailing major surgery and time off work: a decision not to be taken lightly.
I think its a great idea. I'm sorry but I would rather choose who my organs go to. I've seen it first hand that someone had a transplant who needed it but not life threatening get an organ over someone who was dying and desperately needed it because of a waiting list!!
Patients truly in need may get overlooked which can't be a good thing. Everyone should be on the donor register then there would be no shortage.
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.