Statistics regarding the deceased donor Kidney waitlist

Olivia made this Official Information request to Ministry of Health

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From: Olivia

Dear Ministry of Health,

I am writing to request statistics regarding the kidney waitlist in 2017. Websites such as Kidney Health NZ and Organ Donation NZ are vague, and ANZDATA only report the Australian statistics.

Specifically, I would like to know:
- the number of people who were active at the start of 2017
- the number of people taken off the list during that year
- the number of people who died on the list that year
- and the number of people who were active at the end of 2017

Yours faithfully,
Olivia Anderson

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Dear Olivia

Please find attached a letter regarding your request for official

Yours sincerely

Alisha Schmidt
Ministerial Support Services
[Ministry of Health request email]
Ministerial Services  l  Government Services  l  Office of the Director

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From: Cliffe, Sam

Dear Ms Anderson


Please find below the responses to your official information request which
was transferred to New Zealand Blood Service by the Ministry of Health on
7 May 2019.


People active on the list at the start of 2017 – 491

People taken off the list during 2017 – 241

Number of people who died on the list during 2017 – Unfortunately NZBS
does not hold this data

People active on the list at the end of 2017 – 451


During the course of the year, patients can be temporarily taken off the
list due to ill health, surgical procedures, extended holidays etc. as
they are at that time unavailable to be considered for transplant.


I hope these answers are helpful.




Sam Cliffe


Sam Cliffe
Chief Executive - New Zealand Blood Service
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Auckland 1142

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