3. I already pledged as an Organ Donor. Can I pledge as a Silent Mentor
(Body Donor) as well ?
A: Yes. Organ donation and Body donation are two individual program. We
pledge to become either organ donor or body donor or both, but the actual
donation will be dependent on the body conditions (age,
physical body condition etc) at the time of DEATH. In other words, we will
not be able to decide which program to be adopted when we are still healthy
Body conditions at the end of one life will decide upon which
program(s) or both is/are to be adopted, and priority
is always given to organ
donation for life saving purposes.
4. If the death occurred in places other than University Malaya Medical
Centre, how the body is to be transferred to SMC?
A: SMC will arrange logistic to transfer the body back to SMC within 8 hours
of death under SMC’ own cost. This is inclusive
of death occurred in
Peninsular except Kelantan, Terengganu, Sabah & Sarawak.
who and how to inform SMC on the death of pledged donor?
A: Family member should inform SMC @ 019-282 6608 immediately upon death
or prior to likely death of donor.
6. Any document required before body is transferred to SMC?
A: If the death occurred in hospital other than UMMC, family member will get
the burial permit issued by relevant hospital on the spot.
If the death occurred in places other than hospital, immediate family
members of the deceased will need to obtain burial permit from local
authority or police station via 2 steps below:
(i) Call the ambulance via emergency contact no. 999 to request verification
of death. Medical officer of the ambulance will verify death and issue
Note after checking through the medical history and
infectious disease report of the deceased surrendered by the family
(ii) Proceed to the nearest police station with IC of deceased, medical history,
infectious disease report & Death Verification Note to lodge a death
report. A Burial Permit will
be issued by police officer after the process of
lodging the death report by the family is completed.
Family member is reminded to keep a copy of medical history report of
with critical or chronic illness at all times before
death. This is to ensure that
the issuance of burial permit is expedited upon death, and body is transferred
back to SMC within 8 hours of death.
Who will apply for the death certificate?
A: Immediate family members of donor will apply death certificate from
National Registration Dept on the next working day.
8. If religious
rites are needed by family member upon death of donors, is
there any memorial hall allocated by SMC for that purpose?
A: Family members may arrange religious rites at any memorial hall or parlour at
their own expense during this period.