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AN EMOTIVE dedication ceremony was held at the University Hospital of Hartlepool to encourage people to consider becoming organ donors by using messages from those affected by transplants.

National Blood and Transplant, which is responsible for organ, blood and tissue donation, asked every trust in the country to set up an organ donation committee to raise awareness and to increase the number of organs available for transplantation.

Health trusts were also asked to create an area in their hospitals where people whose loved ones have died and donated organs or those who have received organ transplants can leave messages.

Today we ask: Have you signed up as an organ donor?