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

11 April 2018, 06:57 | Melissa Porter

A family is trying to raise awareness

A family is trying to raise awareness

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

"On that day, the number of new registrations in Ontario was four times what we typically see on a Sunday".

If others are thinking about broaching the subject of organ donation with their family, Koscielny suggested bringing it up long before there's a crisis, in a calm setting such as around the dinner table.

"There's a sensitivity, even in 2018, about organ donation and transplantation and it needs to be diminished", she said. "And when that comes up, people want to act".

She told CTV News on Monday that there are no restrictions to signing up as an organ donor.

You can register to be an organ donor online at sharelifemidwest.com or at the DMV when obtaining or renewing a driver's license. "The people that get his organs are going to have a chance at a good life".

"We encourage everyone to show us your Donate Life colors on April 13 by wearing blue and green", said Dawn Poythress, RN, director of the medical/surgical and cardiac care units at Newport Medical Center.

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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.

For the first year ever, more than 1,500 people in the United Kingdom donated their organs after they died, with the number rising by 11 percent over the previous year. Every year, she said the wait list grows, and hundreds of people die without receiving the treatment they need.

On Friday April 6, 22,949 people were signed up.

Michelle Vanderhart, a mother of three in Fort MacCleod, Alta., said her two-year-old son Mason is one of the people for whom the decision to register could mean the difference between life and death.

Logan Boulet had been on life-support to allow for the organ donation process to take place.

"You can help Tennova save lives by signing up to be an organ donor through the state registry website".

"The increase in donations and transplants is made possible thanks to the generosity of donors and their families".

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