There are four options available to you regarding organ and tissue donation. Registering your choice makes sure that your partner or family will not be taken by surprise and will not have to make this difficult decision on the spot. Please note, that the registration procedure is available in Dutch only.

The options available to you are:

Option 1: Yes, I give permission

I want my organs and tissues to be used for transplantation after my death.

The organs and tissues which can be transplanted, are mentioned on the donor form. You can mark the organs and/or tissues you do not want to donate.

Option 2: No, I do not give permission

I do not want my organs and tissues to be used for transplantation after my death.

Option 3: My partner or family decides

I wish to leave the decision to my family and possible partner. My next of kin decide whether my organs and tissues may be used for transplantation. Your next of kin are (in this order):

  • The husband/wife or registered partner with whom you live at the time of your death
  • If he/she cannot be reached immediately: your adult blood relations up to the second-degree (parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters)
  • If they cannot be reached immediately: your adult second-degree relations by marriage (parents or a brother or sister of your husband/wife or partner)

Option 4: I am authorizing a specific person

I am leaving the decision to someone else. I am authorizing this person to make the decision after my death. He or she decides whether my organs and tissues may be used for transplantation.

If this person cannot be contacted at the time of your death, the decision will be left to your next of kin.

Please note: if the personal details of this particular person change or you wish to specify another person, you must notify the Donorregister yourself by filling in a new donor form.