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120,000 join the donor register

120,000 people have signed up to the Organ Donor Register this week. ITV's From the Heart campaign has taken place during the week of Valentine's Day to raise awareness of organ donation.

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Celebrating 'the gift of life' after a heart transplant

There are more than 7,000 people currently on the waiting list for an organ transplant; but last year, only 3,000 operations were carried out.

Every day in the UK, three people die while waiting for a donor organ.

All this week ITV News will be following doctors and patients at Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire which specialises in heart and lung transplants.

ITV News Medical Editor Lawrence McGinty reports from Papworth where he met Alex Smith who has recently had a heart transplant and Richard Worthington who has had his transplanted heart for almost three decades:

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