Logan Boulet is on my short list of hero’s. Logan was taken from us in the Humboldt Bronco bus crash that took 16 lives, but because of Logans unselfishness he has extended his legacy by saving/extending others lives.
National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week is underway this week (April 22 to 28, 2018) and it celebrates organ and tissue donation and raises awareness about the critical need for more donors across the country.
Every year too many people die while waiting for an organ donation. Over 1,600 Canadians are added to organ wait lists yearly. A 90% majority of Canadians support organ and tissue donation but less than 20% have made plans to donate. One donor can benefit more than 75 people and save up to 8 lives.
In Saskatchewan, adults can indicate their desire to be an organ and tissue donor by placing an orange “organ and tissue donor” sticker on their Saskatchewan health services card.
These stickers are included in each health services card package. A form that comes with the stickers encourages you to discuss your views on organ and tissue donation with your family, and requires both you and a family member to provide signed consent. It’s important that someone in your family knows whether or not you want to be an organ and tissue donor, since the stickers themselves do not guarantee a donation – that decision is left to your next of kin.
Donnie and I have signed ours and we hope you want to sign yours.
If you need a sticker, call Saskatchewan Health at 306-655-5054.