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Canadian Hockey Player’s Death Inspires People To Register As Organ Donors

More people signed up for an organ donation after knowing his story.

While family and friends of Logan Boulet mourn his tragic death, many Canadians have been inspired by his act of signing his organ donation card weeks prior to his untimely demise. With more people agreeing to donate their body organs to others in the event that they die, there is no denying that Boulet has left a legacy of sorts upon his death.

Although the 21-year old Boulet did not immediately die in the bus crash that claimed the lives of his fellow players and staffers with the Humboldt Broncos hockey team in Friday last week, he was critically injured. However, he had to remain on life support in order to allow the organ donation he had signed up for to happen. According to a family friend of the victim, Neil Langevin, Boulet had signed an organ donor card when he turned 21 just a couple of weeks prior.

The bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck while on its way to a league playoff game.

On Facebook, Langevin wrote:

“Logan had made it known, and very clear to his family, that he had signed his organ donor card when he turned 21 just a few weeks ago. Following the organ surgery, his other organs will be donated to science as he requested. He is a great hero and one of the nicest people you would have been lucky enough to meet.”

One of the recipients of Boulet’s organs would receive both his heart and lungs, and five other people would get his other vital organs. However, it seems that Boulet’s legacy is not only limited to those who received parts of his body as his organ donation story seems to have inspired others to do the same.

According to Alberta Health Services, only an average of 425 people sign up to donate their organs over a Sunday-Monday period. However, the number significantly spiked up last weekend as 3,071 individuals signed up.

The tragedy is considered as one of the worst to hit the Canadian sporting community as it claimed 16 lives, including that of Boulet.

“Knowing that this young man chose to sign his donor card and donate is just such a remarkable thing for someone so young. It just brings so much hope to me that the donor rates in Canada can rise and save people’s lives — just like someone saved mine,” said Amy Montgomery, one of the callers who participated in “Alberta at Noon” program as it tackled the topic of organ donation earlier this week.

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