Figures from NHS Blood and Transplant show there were around 3,000 lifesaving transplants that didn't go ahead past year, because families refused to let their loved ones' organs be donated.
In Maidstone, 10 people have died while on the waiting list in the past five years, and seven received a transplant in 2017.
Last year, 34 people in Wigan borough had their lives saved by a transplant, and a total of 254 across Greater Manchester.
Despite the fact more people are supporting donating their loved one's organs, there is still a crucial need for more people to support donation.
Le'Veon Bell a no-show as Steelers prepare for regular-season opener
Tomlin also said the decision to terminate the contract of veteran backup quarterback Landry Jones was "difficult". The team is so locked in and focused on what we have to do at hand this weekend.
NHS Blood and Transplant has encouraged those who join the register to discuss their decision with their families.
During Organ Donation Week, the NHS is urging families to talk about donation with the message - "Words Save Lives". Councils and organisations around the country are lighting prominent buildings pink, which is the colour of the modern donor card, in support of the crusade.
Gareth Evans, 45, from Stockport, has been on the list for more than nine years and is among 280 people waiting for a new heart.
Darren said: "I have gone past that stage where every time the phone rings I answer in hope that it could be the hospital letting me know they have a heart".
Rafael Nadal labors but wins over Nikoloz Basilashvili
Thiem is widely expected to be Nadal's heir on clay but he does not feel that his game yet matches up to the world No 1. Thiem, in fact, won 91 percent of points on his first serve - an indication of his incredible play.
"My life has been changed so dramatically, I've been able to live another four years".
Last year, transplants saved the lives of 120 people across the county, but NHS Blood and Transplant says more donors are needed.
"We don't want people to die because of a fatal complacency that because you know you want to be an organ donor you presume your loved ones know it too".
"Don't leave your family guessing what you would have wanted to happen".
Hailey Baldwin Has Reportedly Calmed Justin Bieber Down a LOT
Hailey Baldwin has been receiving a lot of backlash for her relationship with Justin Bieber . They believe she has changed him as a man.
"We need more families in Kent to say yes to organ donation, so that more lives can be saved".