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April is Organ Donation Awareness Month

Wear green on April 7 in support of organ donation and to honour the legacy of Humboldt Bronco, Logan Boulet, and the six lives he saved.
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BC Transplant staff in green

Logan Boulet was one of the young hockey players killed in the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash in April 2018. He was a registered donor and donated his organs so that six lives could live on.

As news spread of Logan's selfless act, thousands across the country and world were inspired to register as organ donors. This became known as the "Logan Boulet Effect". 

To mark the day Logan Boulet became an organ donor, the Boulet family launched Green Shirt Day on April 7 of every year. BC Transplant dedicates this time to sharing stories and raise awareness about the benefits of organ donation and the life-saving effects of transplantation.

Hear from one transplant recipient

Transplant recipient , Fiona​ Walker, was diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes when she was three years old and then Uremia at 19. Fiona ​shares her story​ about how she went from being a “professional patient" to landing her dream job as a paramedic after she received a new pancreas, a new kidney, and a new lease on life.

Fiona and the Kelowna KE107 Primary Care Paramedic class.jpg(Fiona and the Kelowna (KE107) Primary Care Paramedic Class) 

"I thrive in a fast-paced environment and deal exceptionally well in a moment of turmoil," Walker assured. "Working as a paramedic meets all those needs. I have the ability to work within the hospital, but the freedom to leave, and at the core of it all, be the best advocate I can be for a patient as I have been able to do for myself."​

 How can you get involved?​​
  1. Wear green on April 7 for Green Shirt Day
  2. Check out the various landmarks around BC lighting up in green to support organ donation on April 7, including BC Place, Sails of Light, Vancouver Convention Centre, and city halls in North Vancouver, Maple Ridge, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.
  3. Share information about our “Live Life. Pass It On." scholarships for Grade 12 high school students. BC Transplant is awarding four $1500 scholarships to students who spearhead an organ donation awareness project in their school or community.
  4. Take action and register your own decision about organ donation and share your wishes with family.

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