On 13 February,2018, the Parliament of Netherlands passed a law that –
- Makes all Dutch adults potential organ donors, unless they opt out.
- Every person over 18 who is not yet registered as a donor will receive a letter asking if they want to donate their organs after death. They will be able to choose the following options –
(c) my next of kin will decide or a specific person will decide.
- Those who do not respond to the first letter, or to a second letter six weeks later, will be considered organ donors.
- They can amend their status at any time.
Similar provision also exists in countries in Belgium and Spain.
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