Life-giving donations on the increase
Organ donation is at an all-time high in New Zealand with donations and transplants reaching a record number in 2016. Organ Donation New Zealand figures show a 69 per cent increase over the past four years, with a total of 61 deceased donors in 2016. This compares to 53 deceased donors in 2015, 46 in 2014, 36 in 2013. From the 61 donors, 181 organs were transplanted.