IT is obviously a terrible tragedy that people die through a lack of donor organs. But I firmly do not believe that the law in England should be changed from opting in to opting out.

Yes, there is plainly a need for more donor organs.

But for the state to presume to take a citizen’s organs without explicit permission is wrong. They do not belong to the state in life and should not do so in death.

An opt-out system was introduced in Wales in 2015 and this actually led to a drop in deceased donors so why is it thought such a system will work any better in England?

It should be a matter of conscience not diktat.

Paul Nuttall North West UKIP MEP