Before losing his life in Friday's tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash, Logan Boulet signed up to be an organ donor.
"Sometimes you think about it when something bad happens to you or a loved one, because we don't sit around talking about death at the dinner table most days".
In British Columbia, from Friday evening as donors have registered 363 man, as the representative of the BC Transplant said by e-mail.
"Receiving a transplant gives you another chance at life". The students share with me how the campaign became personal as Ashley Panahagahi has family members in need of organ donation.
As April is "Be A Donor Month" the idea for the public outreach was meant to "make a lot more noise" to educate people about the importance of registering as an organ donor, said the organization's president and CEO Ronnie Gavsie.
The government is now looking to further improve the supply of donations by introducing an opt-out system for organ donation, meaning it will be assumed that people are willing to donate their organs unless otherwise specified.
"It's such an easy thing that everyone can try to do to help", Stokke, 25, said in a phone interview.
Every week, more than 150 people on the national transplant waiting list die because a lifesaving organ is not available.
"Logan actually acted, he did not procrastinate - he is truly a hero".
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.
Roman Catholic bishop Paul Mason has said plans for an opt-out system "undermine the concept of donation as a gift, and cross the line of what is a reasonable action for the state to take in relation to the individuals within it".
"The increase in donations and transplants is made possible thanks to the generosity of donors and their families".
Allen explains there are a number of myths regarding organ donation that simply aren't true, such as doctors not working as hard to save someone's life if they find out that person is an organ donor.
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