As part of ITV's From the Heart campaign, we have been talking about the shortage of donors.
Only a small proportion of deaths each year are in circumstances where organs can be taken, and the donation in those circumstances could save lives.
However, when families haven't talked about organ donation beforehand, the decision can be much harder for those left behind.
Watch tonight's full report from Lucy Taylor below.
To find out more about how you can help and where to sign up for the organ donor's register, click 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.