Since the first of July 2020, the new Donor Act has been in effect in the Netherlands. Since then, everyone aged 18 and older who is a registered resident in a municipality in the Netherlands will automatically be included in the new donor register. In this register, you can indicate whether you want your organs and tissues to be available to other patients in the case of your death. Organs that can be donated are your kidneys, lungs or heart for example.
You can decide to donate all possible organs and tissues, make a selection, or to not donate any organs or tissues at all. If you do not make a choice, you will be automatically registered as having “no objection to organ donation”. If you are already registered, there is no need to take any further action.
For more information about the Donor Act or to register your choice, see the donor register's website.