**** NSHA Media Release
April is National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Month!
It celebrates organ and tissue donation and raises awareness about the critical need for more donors across the country.
On April 7 we encourage Nova Scotians to wear green on #GreenShirtDay held in honour of Humboldt Broncos bus crash victim Logan Boulet. His parents offered to donate his organs so that six lives could live on.
On April 6, 2018, Canadians were heartbroken to hear the news of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Of the 29 passengers, sixteen lost their lives and thirteen will all bear physical and emotional scars for life.
On April 7, 2018, Humboldt Broncos defenceman Logan Boulet succumbed to his injuries. His parents, Bernadine and Toby Boulet offered to donate his organs so that six lives could live on. They did so because Logan told his parents he was registering as an organ donor and that he was inspired by his coach and mentor Ric Suggitt. Ric passed on June 27th, 2017 and was also an organ donor and saved 6 lives.
What happened following this selfless act is nothing less than miraculous and became known across Canada as the “Logan Boulet Effect”.