Families urged to talk to GPs about organ donation

Doctors are urging the general public to talk openly and ask questions about organ and tissue donation with their GP in support of a new national awareness campaign on the issue.

DonateaLife Week is being led by the Organ and Tissue Authority which released the results of a survey earlier this week that showed there is a reluctance within families to discuss organ donation wishes.

The campaign includes a 30-minute drama called The Last Race which follows a family that has to decide whether to donate the organs of 25-year-old Mike, after he is