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Registering as an organ donor in the Netherlands

Will Wroth is a musician and the father of 2 children. Years ago he immigrated to the Netherlands from Australia and became a donor immediately. Watch his story here.

You can become a donor too

In the Netherlands, everybody from the age of 12 can register in the Donor Register and indicate whether they would like to donate their organs or organic tissues after death. If you have already made a choice or have already registered in your homeland, you will still have to register again in the Netherlands.

As a donor, you can save 8 lives

There are about 1,700 people waiting for a donor organ or donor tissue. Unfortunately, the 3.5 million registered donors are not enough to help everybody who needs a transplantation. That’s why every registration is very important. By becoming a donor, you can save up to 8 lives. Besides, the chance that you may ever need to have an organ is much higher than the chance of donating your organs after death. Need more information? Please read the overview of important facts about organ donation.

About the organ donation procedure

There are clear laws and regulations for organ donation in the Netherlands, which ensure an honest distribution of organs and prohibits trading them. Organ and tissue donation are regulated under strict protocols and procedures.

How can you register?

In the Netherlands you can easily express your choice online in the donor register. That can be done by DigiD. You can also fill out an (online) application form. Please read the short explanation first.

More information

Would you like more information? Read 10 important facts about organ donation. Please first read which 4 choices you can register in the Netherlands. These short films about organ and tissue donation are available as well.

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