Live Organ Donor Assistance
If you’re donating a kidney or liver tissue for transplant within New Zealand, you may be able to get help with any loss of income or extra childcare costs you have because of your operation. It does not provide full compensation for loss of income.
Who can get it
You may be able to get Live Organ Donor Assistance if you have:
- been assessed as an appropriate donor by a District Health Board
- given your free and informed consent to become a live kidney donor or liver tissue donor
- lost income or have extra childcare costs because of your operation.
To get help with childcare costs you must have children under 14 and need extra childcare because of your operation. If you already get the Childcare or OSCAR Subsidy you may be able to get an increase in your payments.
Overseas donors may be able to get Live Organ Donor Assistance if their surgery is carried out in New Zealand.
This information is a guide only.
Contact us to talk about your individual circumstances.