Animation | The new Donor Register - English

Animation | The new Donor Register - English

The Donor Register

The Donor act was changed on 1 July 2020.
Everyone in the Netherlands aged 18 or older will be included in the Donor Register.
At you can register your choice.
Your partner, your family, or your close friend, will then know if you wish to donate your organs and tissue after your death.

What will happen if you do not register a choice?
Did you not register your choice?
Then you will receive a letter as a reminder.
If you do not indicate your choice, 'No objection to donation' will be shown next to your name.
Your organs and tissue may be donated to a patient after your death.
The doctor at the hospital will discuss this with your family.

What are your options?
In the Donor Register you can choose to be a donor or not.
Or you can nominate someone else to make the decision.
For example, your partner, family or a your close friend.
At your choice can be registered, viewed or updated at any time.

Did you already register your choice?
In that case no further action is required.
Your choice has been recorded in the Donor Register.

Do you have questions or need help?
Call the Donor Register 0900 - 821 21 66 or visit