As part of ITV's From the Heart campaign, we are looking at the subject of organ donation.
More than 200 transplants have been carried out on people from our region in the last year.
Dawn was one of first people in the country to have a transplant to replace not just one organ - but six.
Watch her story below.
Dawn Carter has started an online support group for others facing a multi-organ transplant. You can find it here.
Every year 355 people get a transplant. But every day in the UK, 3 people die waiting for one.
Patients at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary put up with gruelling dialysis, waiting for a transplant that could change their lives.