VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The number of British Columbians who have signed up online to become organ donors following the first-ever Green Shirt Day has risen even further.
The day, which was marked on Sunday, is meant to honour Humboldt Broncos player Logan Boulet, who died when the hockey team’s bus collided with a semi-trailer truck in Saskatchewan last year.
Boulet had signed up to be an organ donor one year before his death. His organs helped six people.
Almost 3,300 people have registered online to become donors since the weekend. By comparison, BC Transplant usually sees only 50 online registrations per day.
Update to my story on @NEWS1130 from earlier this week about @GreenShirtDay and the #LoganBouletEffect (https://t.co/Go6rFo8iSM). @BC_Transplant says they've had 3,268 organ donors register online since last Friday. They hope the momentum continues.
— Sonia Aslam (@SoniaSAslam) April 11, 2019
BC Transplant hopes the momentum continues and more people continue to sign up in the days ahead.