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Organ Donors to get 100% compensation

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 2:48 pm | Give life

Parliaments Health Select Committee have today recommended that live organ donors get full costs reimbursement instead of the originally proposed 80%. More >>

Minister Wrong to Reject Organ Donor Register

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 9:19 am | Give life

Minister Wrong to Reject Organ Donor Register Public submissions on how to improve our organ donor system are due to close later this week. The public are invited to have their say on what improvements to our current system can be made. Just don't ... More >>

61% of families say no to organ donation

Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 10:27 am | Give life

61% of families say no to organ donation Figures released to organ donation campaigner Andy Tookey reveal that for last year 61% of families said No to the donation of organs of family members. Tookey notes that this is the highest refusal rate of anywhere ... More >>

Live Organ Donors Financial Assistance Bill

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 2:34 pm | Give life

Live Organ Donors Financial Assistance Bill The Live Organ Donors Financial Assistance Bill is now in front of the Health Select Committee. Veteran Organ Donor Campaigner Andy Tookey from will appear before the committee with his daughter Katie next week ... More >>

$4 Million for Organ Donor Doctors - But Will it Work?

Saturday, 9 June 2012, 1:48 pm | Give life

Press Release Andy Tookey GiveLife NZ - Campaign for an Effective Organ Donation System 8 June 2012 ____________________________________________________ $4 Million for Organ Donor Doctors - But Will it Work? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ... More >>

Low Organ Donor Rate - Time for a Rethink

Monday, 17 January 2011, 9:35 am | Give life

New Zealand has the lowest organ donor rate in the Western World. Apart from Greece. Despite the efforts of Donor Campaigner Andy Tookey who for the past eight years has taken the issue to Parliament several times and has worldwide media exposure ... More >>

Use Human Organs Before Pigs

Tuesday, 21 October 2008, 5:29 pm | Give life

Organ donor reform campaigner Andy Tookey of GiveLife has welcomed the go ahead of pig cell transplantation as announced by the Minister of Health today. More >>

Giving organs in donors best interests

Wednesday, 6 August 2008, 9:24 am | Give life

***Media Release***   Giving organs in donors best interests - UK Transplant Director   The law should be clarified to make clear that removing organs for transplant may be in a donor’s “best interests”, the United Kingdom's new National Clinical ... More >>

Organ donor rules show need for overhaul

Friday, 14 March 2008, 2:27 pm | Give life

'Confusion between doctors and bureaucrats over rules for organ donors is just the latest debacle that has added to the many other failings of our organ donor system which keeps New Zealand at the very bottom of the developed world when it comes to ... More >>

Govt: Kiwis can not give informed donor consent

Wednesday, 21 November 2007, 2:21 pm | Give life

The reason the government has backed out of their 2005 pre-election promise to introduce an organ donor register is because New Zealanders can not give informed consent according to the Ministry of Health Principal Medical Advisor . More >>

Govt, MOH and Committee confused on organ donors

Friday, 19 October 2007, 11:19 am | Give life

The Government, Ministry of Health and some members of the Health Select Committee are all singing from different song sheets on the issue of organ donation says organ donor campaigner Andy Tookey. More >>

Donor Doctor Confirms Double Standards

Monday, 26 March 2007, 2:11 pm | Give life

The doctor in charge of advising New Zealand's Organ Donor Service has admitted using double standards when it comes to an organ donors wishes, claims organ donor lobby group GiveLife NZ. More >>

Donor Doctor Validates Deaths on the Waiting List

Wednesday, 21 March 2007, 12:51 am | Give life

A senior doctor involved in organ donation caused controversy today when he appeared before Parliaments Health Select Committee hearing evidence on proposed changes to the organ donor system. More >>

Organ Donor Rates Plummet to New Record Low

Friday, 5 January 2007, 10:24 am | Give life

Figures released today reveal that there were just 25 organ donors for 2006. Down from the previous record low of 29 organ donors in 2005. Prior to 2005 New Zealand averaged 40 organ donors a year, still considered low by international standards. More >>

Organ Donation on Track for a New Record Low?

Friday, 18 August 2006, 3:06 pm | Give life

Figures released by the Australia and New Zealand Organ Donor Registry this week show that New Zealand is on track for another record low number of organ donors for this year. More >>

Organ Donor Law Needs to be Passed

Monday, 1 May 2006, 12:05 am | Give life

This Wednesday, Parliament is set to debate the Human Tissue (Organ Donation) Amendment Bill. The Bill, if passed into law would prevent family members from overturning the wishes of a registered donor. More >>

Parliament Draws Organ Donor Veto Bill

Thursday, 23 March 2006, 10:05 am | Give life

Parliament is set to debate a change in the law that would stop anyone overturning an organ donors' wishes. More >>

Parliament Draws Organ Donor Veto Bill

Wednesday, 22 March 2006, 4:58 pm | Give life

Parliament is set to debate a change in the law that would stop anyone overturning an organ donors' wishes. More >>

Organ Donor Service confess to 'no figures'

Monday, 6 March 2006, 11:13 am | Give life

Organ Donation NZ coordinator, Janice Langlands in an interview with National Radio today admitted that they do not actually know how many families vetoed a donors' wishes in the past. More >>

Cabinet Papers released on Organ Donation

Friday, 3 March 2006, 11:15 am | Give life

The Ministry of Health today published the Cabinet papers in regard to the Human Tissue Act 1964 review which includes organ donation. More >>





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