How do I record my choice?
You state your choice in the Donor Register. This register has records for lots of people stating whether or not they want to be a donor. There are three ways of recording your choice.
1. You can use your DigiD on the website to enter your choice
- Log in with your DigiD.
- Follow the steps for entering your choice.
2. You can use the website to enter your choice without a DigiD
- You complete the form on the website.
- You will receive a form by post within 3 weeks. It lists what you have already entered.
- Check that your name and address have been completed correctly and that your choice is recorded correctly.
- Then add the date and your signature to the form. Put the form in the envelope and post it back.
3. Complete a paper form and send it by post
- You can pick up this form from the municipality where you live. Or you can ask the Donor Register for one.
- You complete a paper donor form.
- Add the date and your signature to the form. Put the form in an envelope and post it back.
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.