Also more people giving consentNot only did more people explicitly deny permission for organ donation, at the same time there were also more people who did give their consent (with or without specific wishes regarding their donation). On 1 March 2017, this number had risen by 36 thousand to over 3.6 million, relative to 1 January 2016. Slightly more than 700 thousand people leave the decision whether or not to donate their organs to their relatives or to a designated person.
Many changes in Donorregister after legal amendment was adoptedBetween 14 September and 31 December 2016, over 240 thousand persons made their most recent amendment to the Donorregister; these were either new registrations or changes to an existing registration. The number is fairly high in comparison with previous years. In September 2016, the Dutch House of Representatives adopted a proposal to amend the Organ Donation Act (WOD). That month, the number of (most recent) amendments to the register exceeded 117 thousand. By contrast, there were fewer than 5 thousand amendments in the same month in 2015.
Apart from the total number of people registered as donors or non-donors, CBS has data on the most recent changes made to the Donorregister. This includes new registrations as well as amendments to earlier registrations. CBS only has data on the last amendments made within a particular year; no information is available (yet) on the details of such changes.