Exploring the success of Good Samaritan organ donation in New Zealand

Kusam Nagi, Moohambika Srinivasan, Piyumi B. Lekamlage, Katrina A. Bramstedt

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Abstract

The rate of living kidney donation from 2006 to 2012 was roughly the same in Australia and New Zealand, but the rate of Good Samaritan donation was significantly higher in New Zealand (1.49 donors/million) than in Australia (0.23 donors/million). Three possible reasons for New Zealand's high rate of Good Samaritan donation are explored: (1) since 2005, New Zealand has offered a tax-free financial safety net for living donors; (2) unlike Australia, New Zealand is not carved into jurisdictional segments with multiple policies on Good Samaritan donation, lending to a streamlined approach; (3) New Zealand embraces e-technology to communicate the concept of Good Samaritan donation to the public. Additionally, New Zealand's recent initiatives to increase the rate of living donation are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-163
Number of pages4
JournalProgress in Transplantation
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Tissue and Organ Procurement
New Zealand
Tissue Donors
Living Donors
Technology
Kidney
Safety

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Nagi, K., Srinivasan, M., Lekamlage, P. B., & Bramstedt, K. A. (2015). Exploring the success of Good Samaritan organ donation in New Zealand. Progress in Transplantation, 25(2), 160-163. https://doi.org/10.7182/pit2015182
Nagi, Kusam ; Srinivasan, Moohambika ; Lekamlage, Piyumi B. ; Bramstedt, Katrina A. / Exploring the success of Good Samaritan organ donation in New Zealand. In: Progress in Transplantation. 2015 ; Vol. 25, No. 2. pp. 160-163.
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Nagi, K, Srinivasan, M, Lekamlage, PB & Bramstedt, KA 2015, 'Exploring the success of Good Samaritan organ donation in New Zealand' Progress in Transplantation, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 160-163. https://doi.org/10.7182/pit2015182

Exploring the success of Good Samaritan organ donation in New Zealand. / Nagi, Kusam; Srinivasan, Moohambika; Lekamlage, Piyumi B.; Bramstedt, Katrina A.

In: Progress in Transplantation, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2015, p. 160-163.

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