Currently, most countries within Eurotransplant have legislation in the area of organ donation. This reflects the national public interest in caring for their transplant patients, setting clear standards for brain death determination and prohibiting commerce in this area.
Since the Eurotransplant organization was founded, all member countries have installed donation- and organ transplant legislation. Gradually this has led to more governance, more accountability and more complexity of the cooperation system.
There are three current systems of organ donation:
|Country||Donor's legal situation|
|the Netherlands||Informed consent|