April 7 is the second annual Canadian Transplant Association Green Shirt Day for organ and tissue donation awareness and registration, presented by Vistaprint Corporate Solutions and in partnership with Global News, Canada’s Organ & Tissue Donation Community, and The Kidney Foundation of Canada.
To learn more and register to become an organ donor, visit greenshirtday.ca
In 2018, the tragic Humboldt Broncos ice hockey team bus crash impacted the entire country. One of the team’s players, Logan Boulet, was able to save six people through organ and tissue donation.
His story spurred many Canadians to register to become donors in what became known across Canada as the “Logan Boulet effect”. On Canadian Transplant Association Green Shirt Day we wear green to urge Canadians to register to become donors, tell their family about their decision, and inspire others to do the same.
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.
For the next month, in the leadup to Canadian Transplant Association Green Shirt Day, Global News will highlight stories about the importance of organ donation and the lives it impacts.
MORE GREEN SHIRT DAY COVERAGE
Be sure to tune in to our daily local news or visit us at globalnews.ca/greenshirtday2020 to see our coverage.