What will happen around the time of your death?

If you are suitable as a donor and you pass away quickly, the doctor will check the Donor Register. A few hours before your death, the doctor may check which choice you have registered in the Donor Register. If you die at home, a doctor will not always be available. In this case, the doctor will check the Donor Register after your death.

Talking to your family

Your doctor will check your choice in the Donor Register. After that, the doctor will inform your family of that choice.

Read more about the conversation with your family.

What will happen if you are able to become an organ donor?

After the doctor has spoken to the family and it has been agreed that the deceased person will become a donor, the donation process will begin. First, death will be confirmed. After that, the organs and tissues will be removed.

Read more about what happens when somebody becomes a donor.