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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 2022/23 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 5, 2023.


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.

2023 BC participants:

  • Bloedel Conservatory
  • Burrard Street Bridge
  • BC Place
  • Sails of Light
  • Vancouver Convention Centre
  • Vancouver City Hall
  • Maple Ridge City Hall
  • North Vancouver City Hall
  • Port Coquitlam City Hall
  • Port Moody City Hall
  • TELUS Science World
  • Lefarge Park Fountain
  • White Rock Pier
  • World's Largest Hockey Stick and Puck (Duncan)
  • BC Legislature (Victoria)
  • Surrey Civic Plaza
  • Victoria General Hospital 
  • Fitzsimmon (Whistler)
  • Tamitik Arena (Kitimat)
  • Kitimat Ice Rink
  • Kitimat Riverlodge Rec. 
  • Douglas Park Spirit Square stage  (Langley)

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
  • #GreenShirtDay 
Download our social media toolkit (Word).
  • Join the Canadian Transplant Association's (BC chapter) free public skate skate event at Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2135 Wilson Ave)  on April 6 from 10:45-11:45am. Remember to wear GREEN! 
  • Stop by the community booth on April 7 at the Abbotsford Canucks Game, where the Canadian Transplant Association and BC Transplant volunteers will be raising awareness about organ donation.
  • Say hello at the Capilano University event on April 6 for students and staff to register their wishes to be an organ donor and hear from recipients and donor families on how their lives have been impacted by organ donation.
  • SFU's Blood, Organ, and Stem Cell Club is also holding a registration drive and event on April 3&4 to educate their peers on organ donation and encourage registrations. 
  • Come by and say hi to us at the Victoria Grizzlies game where we will have a booth on April 5 at 6:00pm.

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

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