Legislation Denmark


  • A law concerning organ donation exists.
  • A national donor register exists. Corneas are included.

  • Organ donation is an opting in system; It is possible to pass on the decision to the next of kin.

  • Removal of the whole eye is allowed. Whether the eye is considered as organ is uncertain; the cornea is considered as tissue.

Cornea banking:

  • A National Law concerning Tissue Banking exists.
  • Tissue banks are operated according to written Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Eye banks need an accreditation of the National Health Association and are regularly inspected by the association.

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