Compensation For Live Organ Donation

Live donation of a kidney, or part of a liver, can significantly improve the duration and quality of life for many people. Removing barriers to live organ donation is important to help people get the transplant they need. You may be entitled to 100 percent compensation for loss of earnings if you donate a live organ. This compensation is paid for up to 12 weeks from the date you have your surgery and while you recover. However, you won’t be entitled to compensation if you use annual leave or sick leave to go through the donation process, because it’s only available for loss of earnings. If you are on a benefit but also earn an income, you may be entitled to some compensation and should talk to Work and Income about your options.
You do not have to be living in New Zealand to qualify for live organ donation compensation, however, your surgery must take place in New Zealand and the person receiving the organ must be eligible for publicly funded health services in New Zealand. You can donate an organ if you have successfully completed medical tests and checks to make sure this type of surgery is suitable for you.

If you are thinking of donating your kidney, please contact the transplant coordinator or renal social worker at your nearest hospital.

If you wish to donate part of your liver, please contact Auckland Hospital.

A link to your nearest transplant coordinator is attached
here - Transplant Coordinators

More information and resources about live organ donation, including travel reimbursement