People across the country are becoming organ donors after the heroic story of Logan Boulet.
Boulet was one of the 16 victims of the Humboldt bus crash, but was also an organ donor. His organs are saving at least six people in Saskatchewan.
Luke Jackiw from the Health Ministry of Saskatchewan says the most important part of becoming an organ donor is telling family about your decision in case you cannot speak for yourself.
“Regardless of an online registry, or a sticker on your health card, donation does not happen (without family consent),” Jackiw says. “So you can register your donation, register your intent, but if your family is unaware of that intent, that donation will actually not proceed here in Canada.”
Jackiw from the Ministry of Health says he hopes the support and the registered donors doesn’t stop.
“I would hope that this spreads like wildfire, and that the actions of Logan and his donation really end up helping hundreds, if not thousands of people across this province and across Canada.”
A flood of blood donations have also been reported by Canadian Blood Services, with clinics being full for the next two weeks in some areas.