WHILE I have every sympathy with anyone in need of an organ transplant, I must question Tom Mitchell’s suggestion that organ donation be made compulsory (Letters, August 27).

Is it not everyone’s human right to decide how their mortal remains are disposed of, rather than have body parts taken without their consent.

One hundred years ago they called it body snatching.

Today a recipient of a donated organ knows that it was given willingly. How would they feel knowing it may have been taken without consent, possibly causing a lot more grief to the deceased loved ones?

Surely a better way would be for the government to spend more time and money promoting organ donation and trying to educate the general public, rather than removing another of our civil liberties.

Graham Hayden, Malvern Avenue, York.