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National Party passes remit for an Binding Donor Register

Monday, 15 May 2017, 2:44 pm | GiveLife

The professional arm of the National Party were successful at this weekends party conference in getting a remit passed for organ donation registration on driving licences to be legally binding. More >>

$15 Million in Funeral Grants – But Organ Donors Miss Out

Tuesday, 9 April 2013, 5:12 pm | GiveLife

Figures released under the Official Information Act show that the government gave out over $15 million in funeral grants last year to beneficiaries and ACC claimants. More >>

Organ Donations Remain Low Despite Funding Boost

Friday, 25 January 2013, 9:15 am | GiveLife

New figures released by Organ Donation New Zealand show that there were just 38 organ donors last year. This is despite the Minister of Health, Tony Ryall announcing a funding boost of 4 million dollars last year to try and raise donor numbers. New ... More >>

Natasha Richardson's organs donated

Thursday, 26 March 2009, 11:33 am | GiveLife

Publicity surrounding the news that Natasha Richardson donated her organs to save the lives of others has been welcomed by organ donor advocate Andy Tookey. Richardson, wife of actor Liam Neeson died after a skiing accident. She became a donor after ... More >>

Organ Donor Rate Plummets Again

Thursday, 15 January 2009, 10:48 am | GiveLife

Figures released this week reveal that there were just 31 organ donors in New Zealand last year. More >>

Organ donor rates plummet

Friday, 5 September 2008, 10:00 am | GiveLife

***Media Release*** GiveLife NZ 4 September 2008   Organ donor rates plummet   Figures released today show New Zealand's organ donor rates are plummeting whilst other countries are reporting a rise in donors.   The number of donors to the end ... More >>

Organ Donation: Canada $35 Million - NZ $0

Friday, 15 August 2008, 10:20 am | GiveLife

Canada is the latest country to advance its organ donor system by announcing a $35 Million injection into a new organ donor register this week. More >>

Gov Should Stop Stuffing Around on Organ Donation

Friday, 4 July 2008, 9:18 am | GiveLife

***Media Release*** GiveLife NZ 3 July 2008   Govt. Should Stop 'Stuffing Around' on Organ Donation   "The New Zealand government should take action on our organ donor crisis as Australia has committed to do." says GiveLife spokesman Andy ... More >>

Pay Organ Donors Funeral Costs

Thursday, 22 May 2008, 9:51 am | GiveLife

***Media Release***   GiveLife NZ 21 May 2008   Pay Organ Donors Funeral Costs   "Media reports that Otago University is to stop accepting bodies donated for medical study due to too many donations could give the government 'a clue' in ... More >>

Innovative New Service to Increase Organ Donors

Thursday, 1 May 2008, 12:22 am | GiveLife

An ‘innovative’ new healthcare solution to help increase the number of organ donors in New Zealand was launched from Parliament today. Andy Tookey of Givelife NZ, a campaign for reform to the organ donation system, held a press conference in ... More >>

More Countries Introducing Organ Donor Registers

Sunday, 13 April 2008, 3:07 pm | GiveLife

Wisconsin, USA has become the latest in a long list of countries and US States to introduce an Organ Donor Register to improve their organ donor rates. More >>

New Human Tissue Law Undermines Donors Wishes

Wednesday, 9 April 2008, 11:48 am | GiveLife

"The Human Tissue Bill passed by Parliament yesterday fails to address many of the existing problems with our organ donor system, has a complex consent system that could actually lower the donor rate, and despite its rhetoric, gives less rights ... More >>

Organ Donor Service: Saving Lives or Losing them?

Monday, 10 March 2008, 1:35 pm | GiveLife

***MEDIA RELEASE***   GiveLife NZ 10 March 2008   Organ Donor Service: Saving Lives or Losing them?   The dysfunctional NZ Organ Donor Service is getting more and more bizarre, with its latest move to deny a mother the chance to save her childs life ... More >>

Donor Campaigner gains International attention

Tuesday, 26 February 2008, 9:33 am | GiveLife

Organ Donor Campaigner Andy Tookey has received recognition for his work from the worldwide Health and Social Campaigners organisation based in the UK. More >>

US State Proves NZ Govt Wrong (Again)

Wednesday, 23 January 2008, 9:41 am | GiveLife

The New Zealand government's decision to do a U-turn on their 2005 pre-election promise of an organ donor register on the grounds that, "there is no evidence that registers increase the donor rate" has now lost all credibility in light of a new report released ... More >>

MOH Organ Donation Stance Contradictory

Friday, 18 January 2008, 12:40 am | GiveLife

Figures released this week by the Australia and New Zealand Organ Donation Registry reveal that although the organ donor rate for last year went up to 38 donors New Zealand was still the lowest in the Western World for the number of donors it has. More >>

Government confirms it will break election promise

Tuesday, 11 December 2007, 1:31 pm | GiveLife

The Minister of Health David Cunliffe has today officially admitted that the government will go back on its 2005 pre-election promise of an organ donor register. More >>

Parliament Throws out Binding Organ Donor Register

Thursday, 8 November 2007, 11:09 am | GiveLife

Parliament last night voted 70 votes to 49 to throw out a bill that would create a legally binding organ donor register and accompanying public awareness campaign. More >>

MPs go back on their word

Sunday, 7 October 2007, 1:53 pm | GiveLife

"MPs call for organ donor register:" "Govt wrong to reject organ donor register:" "Minister Wimps on organ donation: "Organ donation in too hard basket:” “Organ Donor Register to be Established:” “Labour Plumps for ... More >>

Organ donation back in the Too Hard Basket (Again)

Saturday, 29 September 2007, 1:59 pm | GiveLife

GiveLife NZ 28 September 2007     Parliament puts organ donation back in the Too Hard Basket. (Again!)   Parliament's Health Select Committee have today released their long awaited report into organ donation.   In a surprise move, they have recommended ... More >>