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From the Heart campaign

As part of ITV's From the Heart campaign, we look at the shortage of organ donors and speak to some of the hundreds of people in the North East waiting for transplants.

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From the Heart: The importance of saying 'yes'

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.

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