The Medical (Therapy, Education and Research) Act (MTERA)

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The Medical (Therapy, Education and Research) Act (MTERA) is an opt-in scheme, where people can pledge their organs or any body parts for the purposes of transplant, education or research after they pass away.

For more information on organ donation, please also visit www.liveon.sg

COMPARISON OF ORGAN DONATION UNDER THE HOTA AND MTERA

HOTA MTERA
Age 21 years old and above

Age limit for organ pledging: 18 years and above

The adult next-of-kin can also pledge the organs of deceased patients of any age for donation.

Organs included Kidney
Liver
Heart
Cornea
All organs and tissues e.g. kidney, liver, heart, cornea, lung, bone, skin
Purpose(s) Transplant Transplant and treatment
Education
Research
Nationality Singapore citizens and PRs Any nationality
Religion Any religion (Muslims were included under HOTA from 1 August 2008) Any religion (For Muslims, MUIS has issued fatwas stating that the donation of kidney, liver, heart and cornea is permissible.)
Consent

Opt-out

People who meet the above criteria will be automatically included under HOTA unless they register their objection.

Opt-in

People who are not covered under HOTA, as well as people who wish to pledge any organ/tissue not covered by HOTA, will only have their organs removed if they have pledged their organs/tissues for donation.

Anyone 18 years old and above can sign up as an organ pledger. A pledge can only be revoked by the organ pledger. Upon death, the organ pledger's decision will be respected, and his family members will not be able to revoke his pledge. You can choose to donate all your organs or specify those you wish to donate. 

You can pledge your organs by completing the attached Organ Donation Pledge Form and sending it to the Organ Donor Registry.

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