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April is Organ Donation Awareness Month

Every year in April, BC Transplant focuses its efforts on raising awareness for organ donation.

We dedicate this time to sharing stories and raising awareness about the benefits of organ donation and the life-saving effects of transplantation. We invite all British Columbians to have conversations about organ donation, register as an organ donor, and participate in our annual organ donation awareness campaign.

Logan Boulet, a 21-year old hockey player, did not survive the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash that killed 16 people in 2018. Logan registered as an organ donor just weeks before the accident 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 his organ donation.

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.

For more information and access to resources, please visit our Green Shirt Day page.

  • BC Transplant will award four $1500 scholarships to Grade 10-12 students who lead an organ donation awareness project in their school or community in the 2023/24 school year.
  • You could organize your whole school to participate in Green Shirt Day on April 7, start a social media challenge, create an awareness video, or host an organ donor registration drive in your school or community.
  • You'll need to submit a 500-word essay or short video to showcase your project.

Deadline to apply is May 3, 2024.

See "Live Life. Pass it On" Scholarship page to learn more.

On April 7, watch as cities across the province transform into a sea of green in support for organ and tissue donation. Catch the view at the following locations and share your photos on social media using the hashtag #LightUpGreenCanada.

2024 BC participants:

  • BC Legislature, Victoria
  • BC Place, Vancouver
  • Bloedel Conservatory, Vancouver
  • Burnaby City Hall
  • Burrard Street Bridge, Vancouver
  • Canada Place- Sails of Light, Vancouver
  • Douglas Park Spirit Square stage, Langley
  • Kitimat Ice Rink
  • Kitimat Riverlodge Recreation Centre
  • Lafarge Park Fountain, Coquitlam
  • New Westminster City Hall
  • North Vancouver City Hall
  • Port Coquitlam City Hall
  • Port Moody City Hall
  • Tamitik Arena, Kitimat
  • Vancouver Convention Centre
  • Vancouver City Hall
  • Victoria Bridge Trail
  • World's Largest Hockey Stick, Duncan

Have an idea for a location to light up green? Check out the Green Shirt Day ambassador tool kit for more information.

Share your photos of support for organ donation and transplantation in BC by tagging us on your social media and making organ donation a normal part of conversation:


  • #LoganBouletEffect
  • #LiveLifePassItOn
  • #TakeTwoMinutes
  • #RegisterYourDecision
  • #GreenShirtDay

Download our social media toolkit (Word).

  • Come visit us at the Vancouver Whitecaps game on April 6th, where both BC Transplant staff and volunteers will be promoting awareness on organ donation and transplant!
  • Say hi to us at the UBC registration event hosted by the UBC AMS Transplant club on April 5th from 9am-5pm for students and staff to register their decisions!
  • SFU's Blood, Organ, and Stem Cell Club is also holding a registration drive and event on April 4th to educate their peers on organ donation and encourage registrations.
  • Swing by University of Fraser Valley on April 8th from 1:00-3:00pm and check out their registration booth!

Email to request a campaign kit and raise awareness in your community, school or workplace.

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