Melanie Wager, who received a kidney in July 2010, has welcomed the proposed change to the law in Wales, saying:
Waiting for an organ is an extremely difficult time for anyone - it is like being on death row and it seems as if you are being further punished for being ill.
Mentally, it is cruel for the patient and the caring family.
The Welsh Assembly has voted for a change in the law to try and save the lives of those who die while they wait for a transplant organ.
As Wales votes on changes to organ donation, ITV News speaks to those for and against the changes.