This week ITV's 'From the Heart' campaign is looking at the issue of organ donation.
Nearly 400 people throughout the region are waiting for organ transplants.
Patients waiting for kidney transplants in Dumfries have to travel for dialysis at least three times a week, for up to six hours at a time.
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