On April 6, 2018, Logan Boulet along with 15 others were killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.  

Boulet was an organ donor, and the day after the crash his organs were donated to those in need. This movement was referred to as the ‘Logan Boulet Effect.’ 

The Canadian Transplant Association now holds Green Shirt Day every year on April 7 for organ donation.  

Weyburn teenager, Kailynn Bursic-Panchuk was moved by the story of Logan Boulet, and became an organ donor herself. She tragically lost her life in August of 2018, and her organs were donated.  

Since 2018, many Saskatchewan families have used Green Shirt Day as a platform to raise awareness for organ donation and to bring an official organ donor registry to Saskatchewan. 

Although Saskatchewan doesn't follow the exact same system as other provinces, advocates made serious headway in 2020 when it was announced that people could now register to be a donor online, no longer reliant on a sticker on their health card. 

To register to become a donor, you simply go to this website and fill out the information. 

Unsure about whether or not to be a donor? Check in again later today as we will have a story about how much of an impact being an organ donor can have.

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