The Donorregister is where you record whether you choose to donate your organs and tissues after your death. Recording your choice can be done online or by post. Recording your choice in the Donorregister makes things clear for everyone.
The Donorregister is part of the CIBG. The CIBG is an agency of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.The register was set up in 1998 to implement the Organ Donation Act. This act states that everyone who is aged 12 or older and registered with a Dutch municipality may make a choice about organ donation and can have that choice recorded.
Purpose of the Donorregister
Recording the choice makes it clear for everyone who is involved in the donation. On top of that, it allows the number of organ and tissue donations to be increased. The Organ Donation Act also forbids trade in organs and tissues. The act also ensures that the distribution of organs and tissues is lawful.