Increasing Rates of Deceased Organ Donation: Consultation document

Submissions on this consultation have now closed.

Published online: 
07 June 2016
Increasing Rates of Deceased Organ Donation: Consultation document.

This consultation sought feedback on the Ministry’s initial proposals to increase deceased organ donation and transplantation in New Zealand.

The proposals were based on the findings of the initial phase of the Ministry of Health’s review of options. To find out more about this initial phase, read the full report: Review of deceased organ donation and transplantation rates – initial report to the Minister of Health (docx, 376 KB).

In addition to consultation on this document, the Ministry engaged directly with interested stakeholders for more detailed and technical discussion of some of the proposals in this document.

Consultation period is closed

Submissions closed at 12.00 am, Wednesday 27 July 2016.

One hundred written submissions were received from health professionals, health organisations and individuals. These submissions have been summarised and analysed in the report Increasing Rates of Deceased Organ Donation: Summary of submissions.

Strategy released

In June 2017 the Ministry of Health released Increasing Deceased Organ Donation and Transplantation: a National Strategy. This publication aims to encourage and make it easier for New Zealanders to make their donation wishes known to family and whānau. It also aims to help people make the most appropriate decision with the best possible support and confidence.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    07 June 2016
  • ISBN:
    978-0-947515-26-3 (online)
  • HP number:
    6433
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2016. Increasing Rates of Deceased Organ Donation: Consultation document. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.
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