The number of Canadians signing up to become organ donors following the tragic bus crash in Saskatchewan that killed fifteen people has risen dramatically.
One of the Humboldt Broncos players who died in the crash, Logan Boulet, had signed his organ donor card after turning 21 in March and his organs have been used to help save six people, a case that’s believed to be behind the increasing numbers.
Here in Stratford, 47 per cent of residents are signed up to be organ donors.
President and CEO of the Ontario Trillium Gift of Life Network Ronnie Gavsie says they saw the numbers shoot up following the news coming out last Sunday that Boulet was a donor.
“On that day, the number of new registrations in Ontario was four times what we typically see on a Sunday.”
Gavsie adds that one organ donor can save the lives of eight people.
You can go to www.giftoflife.on.ca to find out more about signing up.