Newport is preparing to host the British Transplant Games in July.
Many of the athletes who'll take part have undergone transplant surgery - and their sporting achievements will demonstrate how it's transformed their lives.
One group of men, who have all received kidney transplants, will be part of Wales' football team.
On Wednesday they had the chance to train with Newport County players club’s Spytty Park grounds.
- Hear their stories in the video below:
Shaun Ruck has had two kidney transplants and is currently back on dialysis.
Triple-kidney transplantee, Darren Brown, is also taking part in the Games.
He says the event helps transplant patients support each other.
Transplant Sport, the charity that organises the Games, say the aim of the four-day sporting competition is to encourage transplant patients to get fit and to raise awareness of the need for organ donation.
Wales has had an opt-out organ donation system since 2015. This means it is presumed that adults in Wales have consented to being a donor, unless they have specified otherwise.
Renal social worker Laura McGuinness says conversations about organ donation are still important.
“These kind of events get lots of people talking who maybe wouldn’t have thought to have had that conversation before. It’s a really important message.”.