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Information about donating a kidney or part of a liver, the financial assistance available for eligible live donors, including backdated compensation payments.


From 5 December 2017, the Ministry of Health will provide live organ donors with compensation to cover earnings lost because of donating a kidney or part of a liver.

Known as Compensation for Live Organ Donors Act (the 'Act'), will cover lost earnings from the date of donation surgery and for up to 12 weeks of recovery. It replaces the financial assistance that has been provided to donors by the Ministry of Social Development.

All information and forms relating to this new compensation will be available on the Ministry of Health's website www.health.govt.nz/liveorgandonation from 4 December 2017. If you would like information earlier please contact the Ministry of Health on 0800 855 066, Health line on 0800 611 116, or talk to your donor liaison coordinator.

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