Funeral foresight

Removal authorisation

When someone dies their organs can be removed upon the condition that :
- The dead person has been registered in the register of births marriages and deaths or in the register of foreigners for at least 6 months,
- The dead person or some of their heirs have not clearly opposed to it.
- If nothing was told before, the family will have to give their consent.
Malingre a decision in such hard times is often very difficult. That is why we highly recommand that people should fill in a form to clearly express their will.

How to oppose ?

You may oppose to organ removal by means of :
- An official statement made at the civil service of the place where you live. Each municipality has special registers that may be consulted by doctors and hospitals in due time,
- A statement agreed by a solicitor,
- All opinion told to your doctor either by yourself or by your husband or wife or by a direct heir.

Donating your body to science is the ultimate altruistic thing you can do. This donation will not only enable research to make progress but will also contribute to helping fiture doctors to study and to better understand human body.

In order to donate your body you must express your will in a handwritten document dated and signed clearly without confusion possible. This document will be made twice. You will keep one to yourself and send the second one to a university of your choice (ULBUCLUlgUMH UNamur).

Please download the file.
Body donation a free and unremunerated act. Only costs with respect to the funeral company will be paid by the family. Death insurance will cover those costs as well a normal funeral.
Body donation can be refused in case of :
- Death abroad
- The deceased was carrying a transmittable infection (AIDS, hepatitis, ...)
- Autopsy carried out on the body or body requesitioned by Public Prosecutor's department
- Saturation point of labo fitting
- Delay exceedance after death (48 to 72 hrs) making the body conservation impossible.
  Organ donation and body donation to science are both compatible.