A campaign is underway urging people in Cornwall to decide whether they want to be an organ donor rather than leave the decision to a family member. It's all part National Transplant week.
There are currently 72 people in the county waiting for a transplant. 30 people in Cornwall have died due to a shortage of organs in the last five years.
The shortage of organ donors is an issue very close to the heart of Kirstie Tancock from Devon. She had a double lung transplant 18 months ago. She often works to recruit people to the register and is fully behind ITV's From the Heart campaign.
Our Health Correspondent Jacquie Bird has been following Kirstie's story for the final feature in our From the Heart series
In the latest of our features about organ donation and transplants as part of ITV's From the Heart campaign, we focus on the need for more organ donors.
Steve Gazzard's daughter died while she was on the transplant waiting list. Just three months on he's been signing people up for the register in his home town of Exmouth.
Our Health Correspondent Jacquie Bird reports
ITV is running its From the Heart Campaign all this week, to raise awareness of organ donation. This report features two young people: Will Pope, who's recovering from a heart transplant, and Stacie Pridden, who's still waiting for her call to come.
If you would like more information on organ donation and the campaign, or to see more uplifting stories, visit its main webpage.
Abi Richardson, a young transplant patient from Saltash, thanks the mother of the boy whose death gave her new lungs and a fuller life. Our Health Correspondent Jacquie Bird went to meet her as part of ITV's From the Heart campaign.
One mother's story of how her daughter's life was saved thanks to receiving the heart of another baby - as part of ITV's From the Heart campaign, running all this week.