What are your views on organ donation?

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Anyone applying for a passport, filling in a tax return of topping up and Oyster travel card online will be urged to become an organ donor under the government plans to boost transplants.

About 90 per cent of people say they would donate an organ, but most are not signed up.

What are your views on organ donation?  Is it something you would be happy to do or would you prefer not to?

Are you registered as an organ donor?

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6th Dec 2014
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As someone who received the precious 'gift of life' almost thirty years ago now, I am naturally in favour of any system which ensures that if someone has made it clear they want their organs donated after their death, then this is what happens.No decisions to be made by anyone, it's already been done.
Mike Brightman
18th Nov 2014
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Thanks to blood donors and a massive transfusion some years ago I am still here. I also have an excellent GP and the previous one along with the local support team have been marvellous in many ways to myself and my wonderful wife. Musgrove Hospital, Taunton and the surgeons were brilliant re. the better half's breast cancer - clear now; and follow up monitoring = excellent. So we have no problem in passing on whatever bits might still be of use! Don't worry, please. Imagine it might be one of your family who benefits - no pressure - just a thought.
Sandie S T
15th Nov 2014
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I have donated my organs as my life has been saved through illnesses and it my way of saying thank you if it helps for further investigation on diseases or can be used by another person to give them a better quality of life that will be lovely, they are no use to me once I have gone.
15th Nov 2014
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Thats a lovely sentiment Sandie
14th Nov 2014
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I'm a bit scared, I've heard stories about people having organs taken before they are dead.
14th Nov 2014
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Baxi...I think thats only in films!!! I think its a great idea to become an organ donor and I am going to get a card asap..looks simple to register as well on http://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/how_to_become_a_donor/how_to_become_a_donor_more.asp
Jo Kingham
12th Nov 2014
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I've signed up ! - why wouldn't you!
11th Nov 2014
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I think all of us if possible should register as organ doners to help others in need. I have heard of many stories of people desperately waiting for organs and there seems to be a great shortage of some.
11th Nov 2014
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Totally agree. You don't need them when you are gone - but they can be life saving for another.

I'd be happy for the system to be opt out - where they are freely donated unless you explicitly declare you do not want them taken.

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