What choices do you have?
You can choose and record one of the four options below. If you do not make a choice yourself, you will be noted in the register with 'no objection to organ donation'. Read more information about no objection.
1. Yes: I want to be a donor
You want to be a donor. You can donate the following organs and tissues:
- organs: pancreas, intestines, heart, liver, lungs and kidneys;
- tissues: blood vessels, bone tissue, heart valves, cartilage, tendons, skin, eyes and nerve tissue.
You may perhaps not want to donate certain organs and tissues. You can fill this in.
Sometimes the doctors will not be able to use your organs or tissues. The doctor will then not use your organs for a patient. Your organs will be used for scientific research. These studies let doctors learn more about transplants.
2. No: I do not want to be a donor
You do not want to be a donor.
3. My partner or family will decide
Your partner or family can decide in the event of your death.
- If your partner is available or present in the hospital, the doctor will speak with your partner. Your partner then decides which choice is made.
- If you do not have a partner or if your partner is not available or is not present in the hospital, the doctor will speak with your family. Your family then decides which choice is made.
- Is there no partner or family present and are you registered in the Donor Register with this choice? Then you will not become a donor.
- If there is a disagreement about the donation, then you will not become a donor. the donation will be canceled.
What do the terms ‘partner’ and ‘family’ cover?
A ‘partner’ is:
- your husband or wife;
- the man or woman with whom you have a registered partnership;
- a person with whom you have a relationship and with whom you are living.
- first and second-degree family members;
- your partner’s first and second-degree family members.
By which we mean:
- first-degree: father, mother, son or daughter;
- second-degree: grandparent, sister, brother or grandchild.
Only family members aged over 18 are allowed to decide.
4. A person nominated by me will decide
You want someone else to decide for you after your death.
- Discuss this with the person who will be choosing for you.
- This person may also live abroad.
- Make sure that the details of this person in the register are correct. If the data changes, update it in the Donor Register as well by changing the details of your choice.
- If this person cannot be reached after your death, your partner or family will decide whether or not you are to be a donor.