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Green Shirt Day for Organ Donor Awareness

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Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
7:00 AM to 12:00 PM

This is the 3rd anniversary of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash that occurred on April 6, 2018. 14 people were killed and 13 injured when a bus and semi-trailer truck collided near Armley, Saskatchewan. 16 people died as a result of the crash, including Logan Boulet on April 7th, 2018. Logan had registered as an organ donor so his parents Bernadine and Toby Boulet offered to donate Logan Boulet’s organs and tissues so that lives could be saved. Logan was able to donate his organs and tissues so that six lives can live on. He donated his heart, lungs, liver, both kidneys and both corneas.


What happened following Logan's selfless act became known across Canada as the “Logan Boulet Effect”. As news spread of the organ donation by this young hockey player, almost 150,000 Canadians registered to become organ donors in the days and weeks that followed. To date this is the largest number of Canadians registering to become organ donors in Canadian history due to one event – one person.


Recently a family member received a kidney transplant. As a Grade 12 student studying Biology I have been motivated to learn about organ donation. It inspired me to organize Green Shirt Day in my schools (Nanaimo District Secondary School and Island Connect Ed) and reach out to the mid-Island community. Of course with COVID-19 everything is virtual.


On Green Shirt Day I encourage everyone to join me in wearing a green shirt or jersey. Register your wish to become an organ donor and to have the kitchen-table talk with your family about your wish, so they can help fulfill your wishes.


Please Register. Tell your family. Be inspired.


Thank you!


Cameron Laturnus, Grade 12 student


http://www.transplant.bc.ca/Pages/Register-your-Decision.aspx


 

Cost: Free Event
Category: Everything Else
    Benefit | Fundraiser
    Health & Wellness
Online Events
Location: Virtual
150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Cameron Laturnus
[email protected]
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