How can I choose what’s right for me?
Whether to become a donor is an important choice. Read all the information carefully before you choose. Speak to your partner and family about it.
When you make a choice, the register records what you want. Your partner and family then know whether or not you want to be a donor. It is important that you choose in good time.
If you would like more information, read about what being a donor means on transplantatiestichting.nl. The website also contains relatives’ stories.
What happens if I don’t fill anything in?
Until July 2020
If you don’t fill anything in for the register: Until July 2020, your partner and family will decide in the event of your death whether you donate organs and tissues. Making a choice already is a good idea. And putting it on record. Your partner and family then know what you want.
After July 2020
The new Donor Act comes into effect on 1 July 2020. If you don’t make a choice after receiving a letter: The register will state next to your name: ‘No objections to organ donation’.
In the event of your death, your family will then hear that you have no objection to donating organs and tissues. This means that your organs could be given to a patient after your death. The only way that it will be impossible for this to happen is if your family knows for certain that you did not want to be a donor and can show it.
Read more about this new law.