Welcome to the Organ Donation New Zealand website

Our website has been designed to provide you with information about organ and tissue donation in New Zealand and to answer any questions you might have.

We invite you to look through our website and should you require additional information or would like to talk with someone about donation, please contact us.

We would then encourage you to talk with your family about donation.

Read personal stories about organ donation and transplantation here.


Latest News

Latest driver licence figures show increase in donors

18 April 2016

Figures released by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) show an increase in the numbers of New Zealanders ticking ‘yes’ to being a donor on their driver licence.



Organ donation and transplantation increased further in 2015

07 January 2016

There were 53 deceased organ donors in 2015, the largest number ever in New Zealand.



Govt reviewing organ donation rate

09 October 2015

The Government is looking for ways to increase the deceased organ donation rate.



Near death, then a liver came up

13 September 2015

Maureen Bretherton, of Dunedin, estimates she had only weeks left to live when she received a new liver from an organ donor in August last year.



Sir Pita Sharples calls for Maori organ donors after wife receives kidney

21 August 2015

Sir Pita Sharples has called for more Maori to become organ donors after his wife received a life-changing kidney transplant.



Ruby's Story

To me it's simple - if you're prepared to take then it's only right that you should be prepared to give.