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Human Organ Transplant Act

21 Sep 2018

Human Organ Transplant


Human organ transplantation is one of the most remarkable successes in the history of medicine. It is often the only hope for people suffering from organ failure.

Organ donation is one of the greatest gifts that you can ever make. There are 2 ways in which you can help others through a gift of life:

  • HOTA
  • MTERA 

What is HOTA?

The Human Organ Transplant Act (HOTA) allows for the kidneys, heart, liver and corneas to be removed, for the purpose of transplantation, in the event of death from any cause.

HOTA covers all Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents 21 years old and above, who are not mentally disordered, unless they have opted out.

How do I opt out of HOTA?

Complete the HOTA Opt Out Form and send it to the National Organ Transplant Unit.

How do I opt back into HOTA if I opted out before?

Complete the Withdrawal of Objection Form and sent it to the National Organ Transplant Unit. Do note that you will not receive priority should you require an organ transplant.

For more information, download the HOTA Information Booklet in your choice of language:

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