In Finland, everyone is an organ donor unless they have separately opted out. However, efforts are made to find out the wishes of the donor where possible. In addition to talking about it with the family members, it can be checked from an organ donor card kept in the wallet, the Organ Donor Card mobile app, or information saved in My Kanta Pages.
An organ donation testament means that you wish to donate organs and tissue after death to be used in organ transplantation for the treatment of another person. You can easily record your own decision with just one click on the Organ donation page in My Kanta Pages. In addition to recording it in My Kanta Pages, it is a good idea to tell your family about the organ donation testament.
In My Kanta Pages, you can enter further information about the organ donation testament you have recorded and print out a copy of a valid organ donation testament. The organ donation testament recorded in My Kanta Pages is saved in the Kanta Services where healthcare professionals will see it via the patient information system.
My Kanta Pages is a citizen’s online service where you can view the health data and prescriptions recorded by healthcare professionals. A parent or guardian is able to view data concerning a child under 10 years of age in My Kanta Pages. In the service, you can also request a repeat prescription and record your living will in addition to an organ donation testament. Log in to My Kanta Pages at www.kanta.fi with your online banking codes, mobile certificate or electronic ID card.
The European Organ Donation Week will be held on 7–12 October 2019. Saturday 12 October is the European Organ Donation Day. During the Organ Donation Week there are local events throughout the country, and familiar goodwill ambassadors will be promoting the importance of expressing your wishes about organ donation.
- Watch the instructional video – how to draw up an organ donation testament in My Kanta Pages
- Organ and tissue transplants in Finland (elinluovutuskortti.fi, in Finnish)
- Information about the Organ Donation Week (elinluovutuskortti.fi, in Finnish)