Green Shirt Day – April 7, 2022

In honour of Green Shirt Day and Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness Month, Communications Manager Stéphanie, met with Bernadine and Toby Boulet, the parents of Logan Boulet, who died in the tragic 2018 Humboldt Broncos bus crash. During this interview, they discussed media involvement in the Green Shirt Day initiative, measuring impacts and next steps. You can hear the interview below.

About the Green Shirt Day initiative

Green Shirt Day was created to honour, remember, and recognize all the victims and families of the fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash in 2018. Of the 29 passengers, sixteen lost their lives, including Logan Boulet who saved six lives by being an organ donor. What happened following this selfless act is nothing less than miraculous and became known across Canada as the “Logan Boulet Effect” and is is leaving a lasting impression on Canadians.

Since 2018, hundreds of thousands have taken the important step of talking with their families about their wish to become an organ and tissue donor, and many are confirming that decision by registering their intent to donate through their provincial organ donor registration system. While in 2018 it was estimated that almost 150,000 Canadians registered in the weeks following the Humboldt crash, The “Logan Boulet Effect” continues to inspire Canadians. In 2019, the first ever Green Shirt Day contributed to another hundred thousand registering their decisions about donation.

Logan’s legacy reminds us how important it is for Canadians to talk with their family about their organ donation wishes. It’s suggested that for every person who registers their intent to donate, they speak with an average of 4 others about organ donation. That means that 100,000 new registrants equals approximately 400,000 conversations.

Keep the conversation going … it’s so important.

For more information, visit the Green Shirt Day website.