Logan Boulet was one of the Canadian hockey players who passed away after a terrifying bus coincidence.
The Humboldt Broncos’ team bus collided with a semi-truck traveling to a play-off game in center Saskatchewan on Friday, April 6. 15 beings, including the bus motorist, team coach-and-four, and various participates — were killed.
Just a few days ago, on his 21 st birthday, Boulet made a heroic decision. He signed up to be an organ donor.
The decision saved lives.
In a distressing but hopeful Facebook post, Boulet’s godfather detailed how Boulet’s decision made a difference.
“[ Boulet] is a great protagonist and one of the nicest beings you would have been luck enough to meet, ” Neil Langevin wrote. “Logan had compiled it known, and very clear to their own families, that he had signed his organ donor card where reference is shifted 21 just a few weeks ago.”
According to Langevin, six parties in need looked forward to receiving organ transplants from Boulet . strong>
Boulet’s mothers confirmed the positive joins for six of their son’s organs to Global News on Saturday. “Even in his eventual passing, he will be a magnanimous protagonist, ” they said in a statement.
A hero whose magnanimity may save many more lives down the road.
Boulet’s selfless act appears to have inspired many to follow his induce, as organ sponsor sign-ups surged across Canada.
According to a spokesperson for Alberta Health Minister Sarah Hoffman, the province considered a “significant increase” in organ donor registrations over the weekend, the Calgary Herald reported. Roughly 900 people registered between Sunday and Monday — over double the amount those days of the week frequently watch on average. Similar spikes in sign-ups were reported in British Columbia and Ontario, according to CBC News.
Some squandered social media to express how Boulet inspired them to achievement. “Never felt a junior hockey player in Saskatchewan appointed Logan Boulet would motivate me to finally become an organ sponsor, ” Jeff Vallance of Alberta wrote on Twitter. “He saved 6 lives. Took 4 minutes. You can do it as well.”
For numerous Canadians on an organ transplant waiting list, the increase is an encouraging sign.
While almost all Canadians support the cause of organ subscription, just 20% of the country is actually registered as sponsors. In a country where 4,500 beings are waiting on life-saving parts, the tide in sign-ups is greeting.
Americans waiting on the organ transplant directory look a similar quandary. More than 116,000 parties are waiting on an organ transplant in the U.S ., according to the Department of Health and Human Work. More enrollments now will save lives in the months and years to come.
Watch a report on Boulet’s story from the CBC’s The National below:
To learn more about becoming an organ donor in the U.S ., toured the Department of Health and Human Services website.