The very first kidney transplant took place in the UK less than sixty years ago - since then - transplants have become one of the most successful forms of modern medicine. But more lives could be saved if there was not such a desperate shortage of organs.
This week ITV is highlighting the issue - in our campaign - From the Heart - and we're hoping more people will sign up to the donor register. Today we look at just how far organ transplant has come - Stacey Poole reports.
If you would like to join the organ donor register you can do so online.