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How to get a Donor card?

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The Donor Card will be issued to you after you have signed a consent to become a donor, i.e. that your tissues and (or) organs may be used for transplantation after you die.

The consent statement form can be filled in any health care institution (clinic, hospital etc.) or when you visit your family doctor.

When the consent is signed in presence of a doctor, you must show an identification document with photograph, it could be e.g. a passport, an ID card, driving licence or student ID card.

No, when you sign the consent form you do not need to undergo any health tests. The suitability of organs and/or tissues for transplantation is checked after a death of the person.

Yes, when you fill in the Donor consent form, you can choose which organs you agree to donate - “any“, “all, except those specified“ or “only certain specified“.

Yes, if any time later for any reasons you change your mind, you just need to write a request to the National Transplant Bureau (NTB) asking them to delete you from the Register of Donors and Recipients of Human Organs and Tissues.

No, because you have signed the Donor consent form, which then becomes your will, just as the usual testament.  

The signed Donor consent form is registered in the health care institution and within 3 working days is sent by registered post to the NTB. There the details of your consent (your name and options you have chosen) are entered into the database called the Register of Donors and Recipients of Human Organs and Tissues. Within due time NBT sends you the Donor Card, which will become a proof that you are registered in the national register of donors.

The Donor Card will be sent to you by post, so it is wise to specify the address on the Donor consent form, where it is easiest to locate you.

Call the NTB 8 ~ 5 279 60 96 and ask. It might happen that registration was not successful for some reasons (e.g. incorrect personal number), or the Donor Card was returned by postal service to NTB (e.g. if incorrect address was indicated).  

The Donor Card is just a proof of your registered will and has no other attached value. So in case it is lost you should not worry but simply write a letter to NTB (Nacionalinis Transplantacijos Biuras, Santariškių g. 2, LT-08661 Vilnius) asking to issue you a copy of the Donor Card. The new card will be sent to you again.