As part of ITV's From the Heart campaign we are looking at organ donation this week.
More than two hundred transplants have been carried out on people from our region in the last year, but hundreds more people are still on the waiting list.
For those lucky enough to find a match in time, the operation doesn't just save lives, it can change them completely.
Watch the full report from Lucy Taylor below.
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.