It’s Green Shirt Day across the country, to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation.
This day began after the tragedy of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, when organs from Logan Boulet, one of the victims of the crash, were donated.
Weyburn’s Jennifer Morrice and her family were directly affected by organ and tissue donation this year in a positive way.
“My dad received a liver on January 13 he was on the transplant list for 10 months and was quite sick so the liver came at the perfect time,” she said. “I'd like to promote Green Shirt Day. It was created as a result of Logan Boulet who lost his life in the Humboldt Broncos bus tragedy and his story inspired hundreds of thousands of Canadians to register as organ and tissue donors.”
She added that there is something that people might not know when it comes to becoming an organ donor.
“Having a sticker on your health card is no longer sufficient. You do need to go to GiveLifeSask.ca To register your intention as an organ and tissue donor.”
Another thing to keep in mind is even if you register as an organ donor, your family still has the final say.
“You do need to make your wishes known to your family, your loved ones and your next of kin because in the end it is their decision to make.”
Find out more about Green Shirt Day here.