It’s your vote

Wiping out the waiting list for kidney transplants could save the NHS £650 million over five years, according to a charity.

The sum was revealed as a YouGov poll showed that three million adults would consider donating one of their kidneys to a stranger who needed a transplant.

Last year, so-called “altruistic donors”, who do not know the people who will receive their organ, accounted for just three per cent of living donor kidney transplants.

Today broadcaster Jon Snow launched an appeal for altruistic donors by new charity Give a Kidney - One’s Enough.