ORGAN DONATION SYSTEM BY COUNTRY (AND HOW TO BE DONOR)
This is a community-sourced list to help people learn about the organ donation system in their country. It is ever expanding and changing with your help. Not all information will be correct/up to date, please do your own research before donating your organs.
SELECT YOUR COUNTRY...
Afganistan - Argentina - Armenia - Australia - Austria - Azerbaijan - Bahrain - Bangladesh - Barbados - Belarus - Belgium - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Brazil - Bulgaria - Canada - China (and Hong Kong) - Croatia - Cyprus - Czech Republic - Denmark - Estonia - Finland - France - Georgia - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Iceland - India - Indonesia - Ireland - Italy - Japan - Latvia - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Malta - Moldova - Netherlands - New Zealand - Nigeria - Norway - Pakistan - Poland - Portugal - Romania - Russia - Slovakia - Slovenia - South Africa - Spain - Sweden - Switzerland - Turkey - Turkmenistan - United Kingdom - United States
WHAT DOES OPT-OUT, OPT-IN & TACIT MEAN?
Opt-out: Your consent to donate organs after death is automatically presumed. However (in most countries) your family still has the option to deny donation after death - it is important to discuss your wishes with them in advance.
Opt-in: By default, you do NOT consent to organ donation upon death. To donate organs you must register your wishes via a formal program (if one exists), AND make your wishes explicitly known to your family.
Tacit Consent: Your consent to donate organs after death is generally implied, however there is often no formal program in place. Your family still has the option to deny donation after death - it is important to discuss your wishes with them in advance.
No current donation program: Organ donation may still be possible. Make your wishes explicitly known to your family and via written consent (e.g. will).