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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People are advised to visit osprey chicks Oscar and Gale who are expected to leave their Bassenthwaite home in the next couple of weeks.
Many people don't realise it is now local authorities who deal with stray dogs, not the police.
Primary schools in Dumfries and Galloway have taken part in a competition which put their science and culinary skills to the test.