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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. 


View the 2022 Green Shirt Day for Organ Donation Awareness proclamation in BC.

 

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


 
  • BC Transplant will award four $1500 scholarships to Grade 12 students who lead an organ donation awareness project in their school or community in the 2021/22 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 6, 2022.

 

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.


2022 BC participants:

  • Vancouver City Hall
  • Bloedel Conservatory
  • Burrard Street Bridge
  • BC Place
  • Sails of Light
  • Vancouver Convention Centre
  • 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)


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:

Hasthtags:
  • #LoganBouletEffect
  • #LiveLifePassItOn
  • #TakeTwoMinutes
  • #GreenShirtDay 
Download our social media toolkit (Word).

Join the Canadian Transplant Association's (BC chapter) free public skate skate event on April 7!

  • Where: Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2135 Wilson Ave) 
  • When: 12-1pm 
  • What to wear: GREEN! 

Email info@bct.phsa.ca to request a campaign kit and raise awareness in your community, school or workplace. 




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