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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.

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Facebook reaction to new kidney donor site

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.

– Yvonne Leach

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!!

– Linda Marshall

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.

– Annette Sedgwick

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