Information in English

The new Donor Act will take eff ect from 1 July 2020. From that date onwards, everyone aged 18 and above who is registered as resident in a municipality in the Netherlands will automatically be included in the new Donor Register. In the new Donor Register, you can indicate whether you wish to make your organs and tissues available to patients in the event of your death. This could be your kidney, lungs or skin, for example. Once you have made your choice, your next of kin or partner will know whether or not you wish to be an organ donor. You can register your choice at If you have already entered your choice, you do not need to take any further action.

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The new Donor Register
On 1st July 2020 the new Donor Act will take effect.
Everyone in the Netherlands aged 18 or older will be included in the Donor Register.
At you can register your choice.
Your partner, your family, boyfriend or girlfriend will then know if you wish to donate your organs and tissue after your death.
What will happen if you do not register a choice?
Did you not register your choice before 1st July 2020?
Then you will receive a letter as a reminder.
If you do not indicate your choice, 'No objection to donation' will be shown next to your name.
Your organs and tissue may be donated to a patient after your death.
The doctor at the hospital will discuss this with your family.
What are your options?
In the Donor Register you can choose to be a donor or not.
Or you can nominate someone else to make the decision.
For example, your partner, family or a good friend.
At your choice can be registered, viewed or updated.
Did you already register your choice?
In that case no further action is required.
Your choice will be recorded in the Donor Register.
Do you have questions or need help?
Call the Donor Register 0900 - 821 21 66 or visit

Infographic: The new Donor register