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What do you think of organ donation?

Ricky and George Higginson's family

Ricky investigates organ donation

George Higginson was 10 when he was tragically killed in a road accident.

Because he agreed to donate his organs to doctors before he died, he saved five lives.

So what do you think about being an organ donor?

Would you agree to let doctors use parts of your body to help other people?

Are you comforted by the idea that your death could save someone else's life?

Or maybe it's against your religion, or perhaps it's just something that makes you feel uncomfortable?

Unfortunately this topic is now closed but there are Comments pages on other subjects on the main Chat index.

Your comments

"Yes, I think it's good that after you die you can save other people's lives. But I do feel a bit sick when I think about it."

Simran, 9, Midlands, England

"It's an excellent idea, but I feel quite squirmy when I think about it."

Kathryn, 12, Inverness, Scotland

"I have signed up for organ donation. It makes me very happy to think that after I die, my body could save the lives of living people."

Richard, 11, Maidstone, England

"I think organ donations are really good! They save sick people's lives. I would never disagree on something that would save someone's husband, dad, boyfriend, son, girlfriend, wife, sister, brother etc."

Lydia, 12, Morda, England

"I think anyone who does it is amazing! I'm thinking of donating my organs when I'm older, because why should I need them when I'm old and not alive when some people need them to stay alive?!"

Mary, 13, Horsham, England

"What use is an organ to a dead person when it could save someone else's life? I personally think that more people should do it."

Tessa, 14, Cambridge, England

"I feel that its the right thing to do."

Sophie, 9, Coventry, England

"I would like to give my organs when I die because they will be no use to me and I will be saving someone's life. And I just think of it the other way round, if I needed a heart or something and people wouldn't donate, I think they would be really selfish."

Danielle, 13, Derby, England

"I think organ donation is fantastic. Why let more people die when loads could be saved at the cost of one? I would definitely donate my organs and get my whole family to consider it."

Emsy, 12, Buckinghamshire, England

"I would donate an organ when I die."

Alice, 10, Mansfield, England

"I knew George when he was alive and he was amazing. I'm not surprised he did what he did as he was all about helping others, I too think that it is a good idea. Someone else would really benefit from it. I would definitely do it!"

Jessica, 10, Lancashire, England

"I don't think people should donate body parts because God gave you it for a reason."

Nicola, 11, Amsterdam, Holland

"I think it is a good idea because there's no point of your body going to waste. Now I'm thinking of doing it!"

Colette, 12, Glasgow, Scotland

"I think organ donation is a good idea. Honestly, who doesn't think its a good idea? I would probably do it, although I'm not quite sure yet. But yeah it's pretty cool."

Rhiannon, 14, Buckingham, England

"I think it's a good idea because you can save other peoples' lives."

Bradley, 12, Essex, England

"I have already said to my mum and dad that I want to be an organ donor when I die. So I will always live on and I will save lives."

Megan, 13, Reading, England

"I think that organ donation is a good thing because even when you're dead you can still save someone's life."

Lewis, 13, East Midlands, England

"I believe that organ donation is a great idea. It saves many peoples lives. When you die if your family agree to giving your organs away they are also good Samaritans."

Danielle, 13, Hertfordshire, England

"I think that people should donate because you can give somebody something that they need more than anything and you don't need it. I would definitely donate."

Shannon, 12, Jersey

"I think organ donation is great. I think everyone should sign up for it as we could save thousands of lives."

Bethan, 11, Wales

"Personally, I want to give everything I can to people who need it. I mean, we don't need out organs once we die so why bother keeping them?"

Amy, 12, England

"Organ donation is a very good idea. I know a lot of people whose lives where saved through a donated heart or valve."

Orlaigh, 12, Kent, England

"I don't know if I'd be an organ donor, part of me says it could save someone but the other side says how are friends and family meant to pay respects after you die when your body isn't normal?"

Beth, 12, Lincolnshire, England

"I would donate an organ if it meant that someone's life was saved."

Amber, 13, Grimsby, England

"I think its a great thing to do, at the moment I'm studying at school and it really does help a lot of ill people and their families."

Charly, 13, Devon, England

"I know a lot of people who are really disgusted at the idea of giving other people your organs after you've died. But you're saving other people's lives in the process, which is so important. I'm on the organ donation register, and I'm really passionate about others doing the same. I would recommend as many people as possible sign up, because the NHS need more people to become organ donors."

Joanne, 14, Tyne and Wear, England

"It's brilliant!!! I have signed something which means that I will be an organ donor when I die! It is really important that more people become donors because there are lots of waiting lists but it's also more difficult because the donor must die on a life support machine."

Tash, 13, Bristol, England

"It is good because you are dying but you know you are saving other lives!"

Jasmin, 13, UK

"I think that it is very important that people are donors because it could save some peoples lives and they would be very grateful. I would want to be a donor myself because I want to help other peoples lives."

Katie, 9, Dorset, England

"I think that you should donate your body parts because other people would need them more than you when you die!"

Shannon, 12, London, England

"I think it is a good idea."

Jordan, 14, Wales

"I think you should because it can save people's lives."

Alice, 12, Midlands, England

"I think this is cool and you are saving people's lives so it is a super ace idea. I want to do it."

Hanna, 13, Midlands, England

"I think people should donate their body parts when they die instead of them going to waste - I mean I would, they could save someone's life. I really feel sorry for George, for him to die so young, but it was really kind of him to donate his organs. More people should be like that."

Dana, 9, Portsmouth, England