National legislation on organ donation
Main law references
“Law of 25 June 2015 amending the law of 25 November 1982 regulating the sampling of substances of human origin.”: amending act, memorial A n°125 of 2015, publication : 7/02/2015
“Grand-Ducal Regulation of October 6, 2009 amending the Grand-Ducal Regulation of January 24, 1984 relating to the national coordination service for kidney removal.” : amending act, memorial A n° 204 of 2009, publication : 16/10/2009, contains regulations for the execution of “law of 25 November 1982 regulating the sampling of substances of human origin.”
“law of 25 November 1982 regulating the sampling of substances of human origin.” : amended act, memorial A n°98 of 1982, publication: 03/12/1982
“Grand-Ducal Regulation of December 3, 2009 determining the procedures to be followed to ascertain death for the purpose of removal.” : unmodified basic act, signature: 03/12/2009
“Grand-Ducal Regulation of August 27, 2013 concerning the characterization, transport and exchange of organs intended for transplantation.” : unmodified basic act, meroial A n° 159, publication 03/09/2013, contains regulations for the execution of “law of 25 November 1982 regulating the sampling of substances of human origin.”
Expression of consent or dissent to the donation and organs that can be donated
Every citizen of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a potential donor. Tissues and organs may be removed after the death of any person who had his or her last legal residence in Luxembourg, if the person has not stated in writing that he or she does not wish for her tissues or organs to be removed.
Every donor can fill out a card given by the ministry called “passeport de vie”. You can find this card online, in pharmacies, at the doctor, at the ministry of health and on Luxtransplant.
If the subject is an adult, he has to give his written consent in order to donate. If the subject is a minor, you need the written consent of the parents and the donor himself, also the donation must be intended for the donor’s brother or sister.
Organs that you can donate
The most commonly transplanted organs are:
the kidney,liver, lung, the heart, the pancreas, parts of the intestine.
from the body can also be transplanted as:
the skin, bone marrow, the veins, tendons, the cornea, …
National laws on organ donation