Strategy to increasing the number of organ donations

The Ministry of Health (the Ministry) is developing a strategy to increase the number of organ donations (and ultimately transplantations) from deceased people in New Zealand.   The proposed strategy is based on the findings of an initial review of national donation and transplantation rates (see Review of Deceased Organ Donation and Transplantation, which can be found on the same Ministry webpage as this consultation document).

The initial review focused on options to increase rates of deceased person organ donation. An increase in donation rates will require transplant services to have the capacity to accommodate the increase. The Ministry is working with district health boards (DHBs) to ensure that capacity can continue to meet demand.

Read or download: consultation document (docx, 222 KB)

To find out more information about the initial phase of the review, read the full report Review of deceased organ donation and transplantation rates – initial report to the Minister of Health (docx, 376 KB).

Feedback due: Please send feedback to by 15 July 2016

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