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Green Shirt Day 2019

Logan Boulet was in his third season as a defenceman with the Humboldt Broncos when he died following a collision on April 6, 2018.

Sixteen players and staff were killed in the crash and 13 others were injured.

WATCH: Family of Humboldt victim to launch organ donation campaign

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Family of Humboldt victim to launch organ donation campaign – Feb 28, 2019

Just weeks prior to the crash, Logan told his parents of his desire to donate his organs.

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Boulet’s gift helped save six lives and inspired an estimated 100,000 Canadians to register their intent to donate their organs.

April 7 is Green Shirt Day for Organ Donor Awareness & Registration, presented by Canada’s Organ & Tissue Donation Community in partnership with Global News.

Wear green to keep the “Logan Boulet effect” alive and inspire more Canadians to become organ donors.

Ninety per cent of Canadians say they support organ donation, yet only 23 per cent are registered; meanwhile approximately 250 people die each year waiting for an organ.

READ MORE: Logan Boulet’s parents to honour son’s legacy at Saskatoon event

For the next several weeks, Global News across the country will highlight stories about the Boulet family and the importance of organ donation.

Be sure to tune into our local news daily or visit us at globalnews.ca/greenshirtday2019 to see our coverage.

To learn more about how to become an organ donor, visit greenshirtday.ca.

WATCH: How Logan Boulet inspired others to be organ donors

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