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Annual Report 2019

In the past decade the number of deceased organ donors in New Zealand has been steadily increasing. In 2019 there were 74 deceased organ donors, almost double that of 2010 (41 donors).

Thanks to these 74 donors and their families, 227 people were able receive heart, lung, liver, kidney or pancreas transplants last year. Many of these 74 organ donors also donated tissues; including eye tissue to help restore sight and repair eye damage, heart valves to help babies and young children with genetic heart conditions and skin to help treat people with severe burns.

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Diana Ward organ donation story

“I never lose sight of the fact that behind every donation there’s a fellow human who ticked ‘organ donor’ on their driver’s licence and discussed their wishes with family.”

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