Green Shirt Day!
Wearing Green for Green Shirt Day
Join us in celebrating the second annual Green Shirt Day – today - April 7th. During these uncertain times, it's important to remember there are approximately 4,400 Canadians require a lifesaving organ or tissue transplant and each year an average of 250 patients die waiting. With your support, we hope to make a lifesaving difference by spreading awareness of organ and tissue donation.
About Green Shirt Day
The Canada-wide Green Shirt Day honours the legacy of Logan Boulet following the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan. On April 6, 2018, the tragedy moved and united us as a nation. The details of this tragic event had an unprecedented impact.
Logan’s decision to register as an organ donor, and his family honouring his wishes, saved lives. Logan was able to donate his heart, lungs, liver, both kidneys and both corneas, saving six lives with his organs, and helping two more with his corneas. His generous final act inspired nearly 150,000 donor registrations across Canada shortly thereafter, which became known as the Logan Boulet Effect.
With your help, we hope to encourage Canadians across the country to register their decision to become organ and tissue donors and share that decision with their family.
Your Call to Action
This week show your support for Green Shirt Day and National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness by:
- Wearing green on April 7 in honour of Logan Boulet and the Logan Boulet Effect. Learn more by visiting: https://greenshirtday.ca/
- Register to become an organ donor at https://organtissuedonation.ca/en If you are already registered, share your decision with your family and encourage others to register.
- Help us spread the word on social media by using the hashtags: #GreenShirtDay #LoganBouletEffect #OrgansTissuesForLife #CanadasLifeline
Most importantly, while you are home connecting with friends and family - whether in person, over the phone, or through video chats – take the time to have this important conversation about your decision, so they can help fulfill your wishes.
Stay safe, stay healthy, and remember movement is medicine – so continue to exercise.