Organ Donors Rights to Autonomy sign now

Petition on the rights of persons wishing to be organ donors

We the undersigned are deeply concerned that families have the final say as to whether a person becomes an organ donor irrespective of what that persons prior expressed wish was.

Recent legislation has also added the further complication of widening the criteria as to who is family.

We believe in autonomy. The right of that person to decide what happens to their body after their death if an expressed wish was stated prior to that time. We do not believe that any family member, distant relative or others have the right to veto a persons wish to become an organ donor.

We ask that the Parliamentary Health Select Committee in their forthcoming Review of the Human Tissue Act 1964 that they strongly recommend a change in the law that provides that individuals rights are upheld over the wishes of others.

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Latest Signatures

  • 21 February 20161000. Alan Andsherylp
    Alan is a recipient of a donated organ and now enjoys a healthy life thanks to the generosity of a donor family. The decision of an invidivual to donate an organ is very personal and must be respected and their wishes followed.
  • 16 February 2016999. Tamar Dyer
    Individual choices and rights please.
  • 15 February 2016998. David Brucew
    I support this petition
  • 14 February 2016997. Paul M
    I support this petition
  • 11 February 2016996. Iris T
    I support this petition
  • 09 February 2016995. Rachel W
    I support this petition
  • 09 February 2016994. Corrie S
    I am waiting for a Kidney transplant but feel very disheartened, as there are very few donors and a long list of desperate patients waiting :-( for a chance of a better life :-)
  • 09 February 2016993. Joan P
    I support this petition
  • 08 February 2016992. Gillian O
    I support this petition
  • 05 February 2016991. Celia Tonya
    I support this petition
  • 30 January 2016990. Peter Andchristineh
    I support this petition
  • 29 January 2016989. Rob E
    I support this petition
  • 27 January 2016988. Robyn L
    I support this petition
  • 23 January 2016987. Elaine C
    I support this petition
  • 16 January 2016986. Carla Huerta
    В
  • 15 January 2016985. Roslyn B
    I support this petition
  • 08 January 2016984. David H
    My body - my decision!
  • 07 January 2016983. Greg A
    I support this petition
  • 03 January 2016982. Cynthia V
    I support this petition
  • 03 January 2016981. Derek H
    I support this petition
  • 02 January 2016980. Theresa T
    I support this petition
  • 30 December 2015979. Deneb C
    I support this petition
  • 21 December 2015978. Desiree W
    Our rights as autonomous human beings must be respected. A decision to become a donor is not one taken lightly and is concidered thoughtfully respective of what we find acceptable for our own body. This does not change when we die. We still own it, no one
  • 20 December 2015977. Heather J
    I support this petition
  • 19 December 2015976. Sue C
    Good Luck!
  • 13 December 2015975. Ginni T
    I support this petition
  • 12 December 2015974. Anne M
    I support this petition

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Lessie BruceBy:
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Petition target:
The New Zealand Parliamentary Health Select Committee

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