Logan Boulet, Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash Inspire Surge in Organ Donor Registration

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"There's just more and more conversation, in the media and social media, about the power of organ donations", Leanne Appleton of BC Transplant said.

"Most are waiting for a kidney", said Boger, who noted that kidneys are the human organs that are most often donated by living donors.

Elsewhere, Ontario's Trillium Gift of Life Network told Newsweek that 182 people had registered to become organ donators by Sunday, compared to 67 on March 25.

Coming up Saturday morning at 8:00 on The Local Take on WCLK I speak with Stephanie Jackson, Education Specialist with LifeLink Foundation about the need for organ donors.

"In the absence of the facilities at the GMC, the blood samples of the donors and the recipients are sent to Mumbai for tissue typing or matching which at times could be inconvenient and hence there is a need to set up these facilities at the GMC", said a senior faculty member.

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


We speak about the distrust and myths around organ donation especially in the African-American community which has been abused by the medical establishment for many years. "Life is so short".

He emphasized that you can never be too old to register and that in MA alone, there are 3,000 people waiting for the gift of a life-saving organ. "His legacy will go on and on as an example to all Canadians of the importance of thinking about giving the gift of life today".

Good intentions are not enough to help the 4,500 people in Canada who now need a life-saving organ transplant, Gavsie said.

You can register to be an organ donor online at sharelifemidwest.com or at the DMV when obtaining or renewing a driver's license. Across the nation, more than 115,000 people are waiting for organ or tissue donations, he said.

She said many people put off registration because they don't want to think about how this issue could affect them, but she hopes Boulet's example will jolt Canadians into signing up.

It was beating soundly in the chest of a 60-year-old New Hampshire man whose life was saved because Yell had registered as an organ donor prior to his untimely death.

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