Organdonasjon

Can doctors remove organs from a deceased for transplant without asking for permission from the relatives?

The next-of-kin of the deceased are always asked if they know of the deceased thoughts about organ donation. If these wishes are known, verbally or in writing, then this information will be the used.

If a donor card cannot be found and health professionals cannot come into contact with the people closest to the deceased then organ donation will not likely be carried out.