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Annual Report 2021

In 2021 there were 66 people who donated organs following death. This enabled 191 recipients to receive life-saving kidney, liver, lung, heart or pancreas transplants. Many more people received tissue transplants (cornea, sclera, heart valves and skin) from these donors.

In addition, there were 52 tissue-only donations from people who died in a hospice, hospital ward or at home.

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

To read more about organ donation and transplantation in 2021, see the ODNZ annual report below.

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Dr Chris Poynter is an Intensive Care Specialist.

Watch the video below and read his story for more information about the organ donation process in New Zealand hospitals.

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