Logan Boulet, Humboldt Broncos Player, Inspires Organ Donations After Death

Following Humboldt Broncos bus crash, BC sees sixfold increase in organ donor registrations

Over 15,000 people are on the wait list for a transplant in Ontario, with, on average, one person dying every three days "just waiting", said Gavsie.

"Logan made it clear previously that he signed his donor card as soon as he turned 21", Boulet's family told Global News.

Before losing his life in Friday's tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash, Logan Boulet signed up to be an organ donor.

"There's just more and more conversation, in the media and social media, about the power of organ donations", Leanne Appleton of BC Transplant said.

Six people are set to benefit from organ transplants following Boulet's death, including those needing a new heart and lungs.

The majority of Ontario organ donors register in person, and the number of registrations tends to fluctuate, so it can be challenging to pinpoint any single explanation for the jump, Jennifer Long said.

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His godfather, Neil Langevin, said Boulet had signed his donor card shortly after turning 21 in March.

In February, NHS experts warned "opt-in" organ donation will not necessarily result in more donors.

Its Director warned, "we are concerned that making a legislative change based on poor evidence risks undermining public trust in the organ donation system, and could have serious consequences for rates of organ donation". The students share with me how the campaign became personal as Ashley Panahagahi has family members in need of organ donation.

For the first year ever, more than 1,500 people in the United Kingdom donated their organs after they died, with the number rising by 11 percent over the previous year.

"The only thing that gets in the way is procrastination", she said. It now has 900 people on the waiting list.

To spread awareness about organ donation and transplantation, the doctors, nurses and staff at Newport Medical Center invite the community to attend a special ceremony at the hospital at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 13, National Donate Life Blue and Green Day.

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