A doctor can view your record
When somebody dies who might be a donor, the doctor is obliged to consult the Donorregister.
Only doctors and certain members of staff at the hospital can consult the Donorregister. There are strict rules and agreements about this. The Donorregister will and may only be examined in the context of someone's death. We treat the data as confidential, as per the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, Dutch ‘AVG’).
When can your record not be consulted?
Doctors cannot consult your record in the following cases:
- If a choice has not been recorded in the Donorregister and your registration 'No objection to organ donation' is not visible in the Donorregister yet.
- If a choice has not been recorded because you are under 18 years old. Then you don't have to make a choice yet.
- If your record has been removed from the Donorregister. This happens when you moved abroad and are no longer registered with a Dutch municipality.
- When your choice has been blocked. This happens when you used a paper form to change your choice. Then your old choice has been removed and the new choice is not yet registered.
We recommend always discussing your choice with your relatives. That makes it clear for everyone.