Logan Boulet made the decision to be an organ donor just weeks before his passing in the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash in April 2018. Logan was inspired to register his decision to donate by his coach and mentor, Ric Suggit, who had died in 2017, and was an organ donor. After registering his decision to become an organ donor, Logan took the wise and necessary step of sharing his decision with his parents.
Through the act of registering his choice and sharing that decision with his family, his parents Toby and Bernadine were equipped to make the heart-wrenching decision to support his wishes, and as a result his organs and tissues were donated to those in need with the remainder to be used in vital research.
The details of this tragic event reached a wide audience. Over the last year, “The Logan Boulet Effect” has inspired more than 100,000 Canadians who might not otherwise have done so to become registered organ donors. Logan’s family continues to share Logan’s story, and their own, contributing to essential nationwide public awareness.
The first annual Green Shirt Day occurs on April 7, 2019, marking the date when Logan became a donor.