Next week Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) organ transplant teams at Vancouver General, Richmond and Lions Gate Hospitals will sport green shirts — and you can too.
This year Canadians will participate in Green Shirt Day on Sunday, April 7, and in workplaces and schools on Monday, April 8. This event is our opportunity to wear a sports jersey or green shirt to work in honour of those who lost their life or were forever changed by the Humboldt Broncos tragedy — and to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation.
Logan Boulet was one of the Humboldt Broncos players who died in last year's devastating bus crash in Saskatchewan. At 21 years of age he decided to be an organ donor just weeks before his passing in April 2018. He registered his decision and discussed his wishes with his family.
After the bus crash, Logan's organ donations saved the lives of six others and his gifts are credited with inspiring more than 100,000 Canadians to register as organ donors.
As a tribute to Logan, his family would like his legacy to continue through Green Shirt Day, and everyone at VCH is encouraged to show their support for donors, their families and our VCH colleagues who support organ transplant health care for British Columbians.
In 2018, VCH staff and physicians led the province in performing 272 organ transplants. Still, hundreds of British Columbians are waiting for an organ transplant.
Register as an organ donor here and follow Logan's lead: share your decision with your family.
Organ Donor Registry