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Annual Report 2020

In 2020, thanks to the generosity of 64 deceased organ donors and their families, 186 people were able to receive life saving and life changing heart, lung, liver, kidney or pancreas transplants.

Many of these 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

Organ Donation NZ (ODNZ) facilitated an additional 58 tissue-only donations from people who died in a hospice, on a hospital ward or at home. 

ODNZ sincerely thanks all families and whānau who agree to consider the option of organ and tissue donation. Donation comes from human tragedy and would not be possible without the generosity of family/whānau at a very difficult time.

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