B.C. organ donor registrations hit 3,788 after Humboldt Broncos tragedy

Humboldt Broncos player Logan Boulet, 21, was from Lethbridge, Alta. Boulet had recently signed an organ donation card and was kept on life support while matches were found for his organs. He is expected to save the lives of at least six people. (SJHL)
The legacy of one of the Humboldt bus crash victims is inspiring hundreds of people across B.C. and Canada to sign up to become organ donors.

According to a tweet from B.C. Transplant on Tuesday, it received 916 new online registrations between Friday and Monday evening, which was a new 72-hour record.

On Friday, after a vigil for the hockey players in Coquitlam, the number of registrations soared to 3,788.

Similar numbers have been reported at provincial organ donation agencies across Canada following Fridays' bus crash that left 15 members of the Humboldt Bronco hockey organization dead and 14 others injured.

Many of the new donors were undoubtedly inspired by the story of crash victim Logan Boulet, who had signed up as an organ donor on his 21st birthday, just a few weeks before the crash.
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"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," Boulet's godfather, Neil Langevin, posted on Facebook. Continue reading

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