Discount on funeral for donor

18th May 2007, Comments 0 comments

18 May 2007, AMSTERDAM – Those who lose a loved one and donate one or more of their organs may be able to get a discount on the funeral, the Volkskrant reports.

18 May 2007

AMSTERDAM – Those who lose a loved one and donate one or more of their organs may be able to get a discount on the funeral, the Volkskrant reports.

Monuta Funeral Care and Insurance is giving a EUR 150 discount on the bill paid by the relatives of organ donors. The funeral business hopes this might make a small contribution in the struggle with shortages of donated organs.

"A financial incentive of EUR 150 doesn't solve the problem, but it might give people a little push," says spokesperson Paul Debets of Monuta.

The company's action is in response to a call from the Kidney Foundation for financial incentives to encourage more Dutch people to be donors.

Paying for organs is prohibited in the Netherlands. The ministry of welfare, health and culture is going to investigate whether this kind of discount is permitted by law.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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