There's a worrying shortage of organ donors in ethnic minority communities. A fifth of the 900 people waiting for kidneys in Manchester are Asian.
Yet less than 2% of people on the donor register are actually from Asian backgrounds.
That's despite religious leaders saying organ donation should be encouraged.
In the latest in our series to mark ITV's From the Heart campaign, Mel Barham's been hearing from one man having to wait.
We've been given extraordinary access to a transplant at Manchester Royal Infirmary, which has the UK's busiest renal transplant programme
Catch up on our series to mark ITV's From the Heart campaign in the North West
Our reporter Mel Barham meets Ron Burrows from Southport, whose wife Philomena died on the transplant waiting list.