Legislation Croatia


  • A law concerning organ and tissue donation and transplantation exists (2004), harmonized according to EU drectives.

  • A law concerning transplanting donation, banking and transplantation of eye tissue exists (2007), harmonized according to EU drectives.

  • Removal of the whole eye is allowed.

  • Organ donation is an opting out system (presumed consent): objections must be declared in a written document. A register exists at the Ministry of Health.

Cornea banking:

  • Eye banks need a licence from the Ministry of Health, law and regulations require Standard Operating procedures.
  • Eye banks are inspected by the Ministry of Health.

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