New compensation for live organ donors

05 December 2017.

The Ministry of Health now provides compensation to live organ donors for loss of earnings after donating a kidney or part of a liver.

This will cover lost earnings during the recovery period (for up to 12 weeks).

This replaces Work and Income's Live Organ Donor Assistance from 5 December 2017.

Surgery after 12 September 2016

Live organ donors who had surgery after 12 September 2016 may be able to get a lump sum payment from the Ministry of Health for any loss of earnings while recovering from the survey.

The Ministry of Health is contacting donors about this.