Choice on use of body after death can now be made online in Latvia

Since last week, residents wishing to express their will for organ donation after death have the possibility to do so electronically on the e-health system, Latvian Radio reported February 14.

One can decide on the authorization or prohibition of organ donation, as well as autopsy and the use of the body for scientific purposes.

In order to allow or refuse organ and tissue use after death, persons who have access to the e-health platform must tick the appropriate boxes under the personal data section (Personas dati) organ and body use permissions option (Orgānu un ķermeņa izmantošanas atļaujas). The permission can be changed at any time.

 

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