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More than 3,000 people in B.C. register to become organ donors following Green Shirt Day

Humboldt Bronco defenceman Logan Boulet

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.

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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.

BC Transplant hopes the momentum continues and more people continue to sign up in the days ahead.