Posted on Apr 10, 2019
April is Organ & Tissue Donation month that includes two major highlights! April 7th, 2019 was the first annual Green Shirt Day in honour of Logan Boulet of the Humbolt Bronco's. When news spread that Logan saved 6 people with his organ donation, over 100,000 people signed up to be donors in the days and weeks following his death. He's had a huge impact on the landscape of organ donation in Canada. You can read more here.
The week of April 21st - 27th, 2019 is National Organ & Tissue Awareness week. You will see messaging from all the provincial health services and organ donation organizations talking about the significance of educating the public on this topic.
The importance of asking for organ donation consent at the registry counter cannot be underestimated. In
Canada, almost 90% of Canadians say they support organ donation, but only 23% have actually registered their
intent to donate. As long as you have your Alberta Health Care Card with you, we can register your consent to donate at no charge!