Families from right across the region are sharing their stories and appeals for life-saving transplants. This week is National Transplant Week as surgeons, charities, families, patients and donors come together to highlight the desperate need for more people to join the organ donor register.
Mia was diagnosed when she was 2 weeks old. Her condition, Nephrotic Syndrome, is so rare that in Britain, only 4 babies a year are born with it.
When she was born Mia's body was swollen as it was filled with fluids because she lacks a specific enzyme which would make her kidneys function properly.
Mia now has to travel to Leeds for treatment at least 3 times a week.
Her mother Sammi Ramsey says Mia will be desperate for a kidney transplant before her 2nd birthday.
- Around 865 people in our region are waiting for transplants
- The majority of these people need kidney transplants
Craig Boden is one of around 865 people in our region waiting for an organ transplant.
Last year he was diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis - a rare condition which causes inflammation and scarring of the bile ducts in his liver.
Previously fit and healthy, Craig was diagnosed after his eyes and skin started going yellow last July.
Craig was put on the liver transplant list in May but, because he has a rare blood group, doctors say he could have to wait up to two years for a matching donor.
Doctors are now testing his brother Scott, 22, and sister Pamela, 25, to see if there is the possibility of a live transplant - a revolutionary solution which would see them donate part of their liver.
Harry, who is almost 2 has been diagnosed with Non-compaction Cardiomyopthy. He will need a full heart transplant at some point in his life. His mother Kirstie is on the organ donor list and is urging others to register.