Organ donations at a record high

Following Humboldt Broncos bus crash, BC sees sixfold increase in organ donor registrations

Organ donations save lives, positively affect others

Every week, more than 150 people on the national transplant waiting list die because a lifesaving organ is not available.

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says that since she began having staff and branch offices ask people to consider signing up for the Michigan Organ Donor Registry, the number of adults on the registry has more than doubled.

Before losing his life in Friday's tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash, Logan Boulet signed up to be an organ donor.

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Six people are set to benefit from organ transplants following Boulet's death, including those needing a new heart and lungs.

Gavsie said that Boulet, who had signed up as an organ donor on his 21st birthday just a few weeks before the crash, "has left a legacy, and he is an example to all Canadians".

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Any Manitoban looking to become an organ donor can do so by registering at signupforlife.ca. "This ensures a separation between hospital care and organ and tissue donation processes".

"There's a sensitivity, even in 2018, about organ donation and transplantation and it needs to be diminished", she said.

The event, which was put on by Trillium Gift of Life Network - the provincial body responsible for organ donation in Ontario - consisted of organ transplant recipients holding doors for rush hour commuters and handing out toy hearts as an act of kindness, or a way to "pay it forward", Farinha explains.

"The only thing that gets in the way is procrastination", she said.

They want to remind people it only takes one person to save a life.

In Utah alone, there are around 800 people waiting to receive a transplant. "Each of us has such power to save lives, to soften the grief of our families, to take away from them the burden of not knowing what our wishes are".

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