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Green Shirt Day | April 7

In support of organ donation awareness and registration in schools and communities across Canada

Green Shirt Day takes place each year on April 7. It is a day to raise awareness of organ donation and register organ donors across Canada. Championed by the parents of Logan Boulet, a young hockey player on the Humboldt Broncos who became an organ donor after the terrible bus crash that took his and 15 other lives.
We hope you join us in this movement of hope and inspiration by wearing green or a hockey jersey on April 7. 
  • Canadians were inspired to rally together in support of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team in April 2018 following the tragic bus crash that killed 16 people.
  • Logan Boulet, a 21-year old defenceman, was one of the players who did not survive. He had registered as an organ donor just weeks before and had spoken to his father about his wishes a year before.
  • Logan was able to save or help improve six people’s lives through organ and tissue donation.
  • Though other victims of the Humboldt crash may have wished to become donors, only Logan died in such a way that allowed for donation to be possible. 
  • As news spread of Logan’s generous act, thousands across the country and world were inspired to register as organ donors.
  • More than 100,000 Canadians registered to become organ donors in the weeks following the tragedy—the largest number of Canadians registering as organ donors due to one event or person.
  • This became known as the “Logan Boulet Effect”.
  • On April 7, the anniversary of the day Logan Boulet became an organ donor, Canadians recognize Green Shirt Day by wearing green and talking about the powerful impact of organ donation. April is also Organ Donation Awareness Month across Canada.
  • The purpose of Green Shirt Day is to honour and remember all the victims and families involved in the Humboldt tragedy, and continue Logan’s legacy of inspiring Canadians to register as organ donors.
  • Green Shirt Day shows that there is always hope, even in the most tragic situations.
  • The Broncos’ team colours are green and gold. Green is the colour of organ donation awareness.
  • Visit for more information or to order an official shirt.

BC Transplant encourages schools to participate in Green Shirt Day. Green Shirt Day is an opportunity to generate class discussions on organ donation, inspire action from students, and participate in a meaningful cross-Canada initiative.

There is also an opportunity for students to demonstrate leadership by raising awareness for organ donation, and for Grade 10-12 students to apply for one of four $1,500 scholarships!


BC Transplant has a Green Shirt Day toolkit with resources and information for educators.

Share this one-pager of organ donation awareness ideas for students. Please note the poster is legal (8.5" x 14") size.  

Check out the national Green Shirt Day - School events and activities resources provided by Canadian Blood Services.

For more information or additional resources please contact us at

We are encouraging students to participate in Green Shirt Day, by championing it in their school or community. The Green Shirt Day toolkit includes some ideas for what you can do! Print off or share this one-pager with your friends! Please note the poster is legal (8.5" x 14") size.  


Green Shirt Day is an opportunity for Grade 10-12 students to win one of four $1500 scholarships in 2023/24.


Please share Green Shirt Day photos with us by tagging us:

  • #GreenShirtDay
  • #LoganBouletEffect
  • #HumboldtStrong
  • #TakeTwoMinutes
  • #LiveLifePassItOn
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Watch the video: The Logan Boulet Effect (TSN)

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