ORGAN donation changes lives. The recently-publicised case of Jemima Layzell demonstrated that. Jemima, from Somerset, died in 2012, aged 13. Her organs helped eight different people - five of them children.

The problem is that, if you live in England, doctors can’t use your organs unless you specifically signed up to the national organ donor register. That may change if talk of switching to a system of presumed consent comes to anything. Until then, the best way to encourage more people to sign up as donors is to highlight the cases of lives saved and transformed.

New plaques at York Hospital telling the stories of donor Danny Tozer and recipient Dr Walter Stockdale do just that. They’re a brilliant idea. We hope they encourage more people to think about this difficult but important issue.