The New Zealand Health Select Committee on Financial Assistance for Live Organ Donors Bill


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30 September 2015

RACS considers that an individual's ability and willingness to be a live donor should be facilitated where possible. By addressing the financial barriers, live organ donation becomes not only more accessible, but also more equitable.

RACS would be willing to provide further input in the matter of recovery times for such donors, (which may vary) in order to facilitate the progress of this Bill.

RACS commends the Government for taking action on this important issue and believes that the measures proposed by the Bill are positive step towards remedying the low number of live organ donors in New Zealand.