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New Compensation Regime Great News for Organ Donors

Monday, 4 December 2017, 4:12 pm | Kidney Health NZ

New Compensation Regime Great News for Organ Donors December 6th marks the launch of the Ministry of Health’s new financial regime for compensating live organ donors for lost income – the result of legislation which passed unanimously through Parliament ... More >>

Greater Commitment Needed to Address Kidney Health Concerns

Friday, 27 October 2017, 3:57 pm | Kidney Health NZ

Kidney Health New Zealand (KHNZ) congratulates the Hon Dr David Clark on his appointment as Minister of Health. While the previous government oversaw a number of significant kidney health initiatives over their last term, there is still much more that needs ... More >>

Deceased Organ Donation Strategy Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Friday, 30 June 2017, 9:45 am | Kidney Health NZ

The Deceased Organ Donation Strategy launched by the Minister of Health today is good as far as it goes – but it doesn’t go anywhere near far enough, according to Kidney Health New Zealand chief executive Max Reid. More >>

World Kidney Day 2017

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 2:32 pm | Kidney Health NZ

Every year World Kidney Day highlights the importance of Kidney Health and Disease to populations around the world. This year World Kidney Day is focusing on Obesity and its relationship with kidneys. More >>

Compensation for Live Organ Donors

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 9:53 am | Kidney Health NZ

Today’s unanimous cross-party support for the Compensation for Live Organ Donors Bill represents a critical step in reducing the burgeoning waiting list for kidney donations, according to Kidney Health New Zealand chief executive Max Reid. More >>

Financial Assistance Bill passes second reading

Friday, 21 October 2016, 12:52 pm | Kidney Health NZ

On Wednesday the Financial Assistance for Live Organ Donors Bill received its second reading in Parliament, and was unanimously endorsed by the House. Renamed to become the Compensation for Live Organ Donors Bill, it will see donors fully reimbursed ... More >>

Seventeen lives saved by two organ donors

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 5:04 pm | Kidney Health NZ

The decisions of those closest to Riley Baker and Brittany Arthur, both of whom died under tragic circumstances this week, highlight the absolute need for families to discuss their wishes regarding organ donation, says Kidney Health New Zealand ... More >>

Deceased Organ Donation

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 2:10 pm | Kidney Health NZ

Much as we might all like there to be, there is no single quick fix to lifting New Zealand’s dispiritingly low rate of deceased organ donation, according to Kidney Health New Zealand chief executive Max Reid. More >>

World Kidney Day

Friday, 4 March 2016, 12:45 pm | Kidney Health NZ

Kidney disease is New Zealand’s silent killer. While much emphasis has rightly been put on the 2,500 New Zealanders on dialysis and the 1,500 living with a successful kidney transplant, of even greater concern are the one in ten New Zealanders with ... More >>

Kidney Health Statement On Jonah Lomu

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 4:50 pm | Kidney Health NZ

Kidney Health New Zealand is saddened to hear about the recent passing of Jonah Lomu. More >>

Financial Assistance for Live Organ Donors Bill

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 1:42 pm | Kidney Health NZ

Hundreds of New Zealanders will today be celebrating the safe passage of the Financial Assistance for Live Organ Donors Bill through its first reading in Parliament – not least the more than 600 who still remain on the national waiting list for a kidney ... More >>

Funding will help Kidney Donation and Improve Lives

Thursday, 7 June 2012, 10:58 am | Kidney Health NZ

Kidney Health New Zealand today congratulated Health Minister Tony Ryall and Michael Woodhouse MP on their announcement of significant funding to support and encourage kidney donation. More >>

incorporating National Drink Water Week and World Kidney Day

Thursday, 3 March 2011, 3:16 pm | Kidney Health NZ

Commencing on Monday 7th through until Sunday 13th March 2011 this annual event provides an opportunity for us to raise awareness about kidney disease and its impact on New Zealanders. The theme for this year is Protect your kidneys, save your heart. More >>

New chronic kidney disease guide for GPs

Thursday, 12 March 2009, 10:06 am | Kidney Health NZ

This week over 3,800 GP practices throughout New Zealand will receive a copy of “Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Management in General Practice”. This concise guide for primary care has been developed by Kidney Health New Zealand, in an effort to raise awareness ... More >>

World Kidney Day

Wednesday, 4 March 2009, 1:02 pm | Kidney Health NZ

World Kidney Day on March 12 is being held to raise awareness of the role of the kidney in maintaining good health.  Throughout the country a number of special events, aimed at promoting awareness of kidney disorders and encouraging a healthy lifestyle, ... More >>

Kidney Health supports Diabetes New Zealand call

Friday, 24 October 2008, 5:22 pm | Kidney Health NZ

Kidney Health New Zealand welcomes the report on Type 2 Diabetes just released by Diabetes New Zealand which highlights the additional costs and suffering of the complications of diabetes. More >>

National charity relaunched at Parliament

Wednesday, 12 March 2008, 3:14 pm | Kidney Health NZ

Kidney Health New Zealand - formerly the New Zealand Kidney Foundation -was officially launched at Parliament today (Wednesday, March 12) by Minister of Health David Cunliffe. More >>

Valerie Vili supports World Kidney Day

Monday, 10 March 2008, 12:41 am | Kidney Health NZ

World Champion Valerie Vili has taken time out from her hectic pre-Olympic schedule to give her support to a major event to raise awareness of kidney disease in New Zealand. More >>

Pongia gives his support to Kidney Health NZ

Friday, 7 March 2008, 5:11 pm | Kidney Health NZ

TV One’s Brendon Pongia is supporting Kidney Health New Zealand, in a bid to raise awareness of kidney disease. More >>

MPs encouraged to get their kidneys checked

Thursday, 6 March 2008, 9:18 am | Kidney Health NZ

MPs are set to receive a health check at the Beehive this week, as New Zealand joins with more than 60 countries around the globe to mark World Kidney Day. More >>

 

 

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