The organisation Kidney Health New Zealand says extra funding in the budget for kidney transplants will be well used.
The Budget on Thursday provided $4 million over the next four years for more kidney transplants.
There are about 120 kidney transplants performed a year but between 600 and 700 patients waiting for one at any time.
The medical director of Kidney Health New Zealand, Kelvin Lynn, says a national transplantation service is to be set up with the funding.
He says once established it should boost transplantation nationwide.