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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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Kidney donor says 'I would never choose recipient'

Di Franks, who runs the charity Living Kidney Donation and is a kidney donor herself wrote on ITV News' Facebook page:

I have already donated a kidney to a stranger. But I would never want to choose my recipient even if I could.

Not for me to play God as to who is more deserving to receive it. The next person on the waiting list who is a match should be the one to get a transplant.

We don't need two kidneys. Neither one works to its fullest capacity and when we donate one, the other kidney ups its performance.

– Di Franks

Tonight: The Kindness of Strangers ITV1, Thursday 7:30pm.

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