Humboldt Bronco player's organ donation inspires others to become donors

Following Humboldt Broncos bus crash, BC sees sixfold increase in organ donor registrations

It means people would be automatically enrolled into the organ donor register, unless they state otherwise.

The lymphocyte crossmatch is a standard technique for evaluating the compatibility of potential kidney transplant recipients and donors, especially in cases of the organs retrieved from cadavers.

"Logan gave very clear to his family that he had signed a donor card when he turned 21 a few weeks ago - said Langevin in a posting on Facebook".

Good intentions are not enough to help the 4,500 people in Canada who now need a life-saving organ transplant, Gavsie said.

Soon, the DMER will also organise a workshop for students who did not undersign the pledge form to donate their organs. "And when that comes up, people want to act".

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.

New data from NHS Blood and Transplant has revealed that a record number of organ donors was seen during the 2017-18 financial year.

"There's a sensitivity, even in 2018, about organ donation and transplantation and it needs to be diminished", she said.

"It's such an easy thing that everyone can try to do to help", Stokke, 25, said in a phone interview.

"What makes Logan different, and such a hero, is that 90 per cent of Canadians say they believe in organ donation, but only 20 per cent have registered", Gavsie explained.

And according to Midwest Transplant Network's research, 95 percent of people across the USA support the concept of organ donation, yet only about 54 percent are registered.

"The only way to save these people is for people like you and me and our family members to donate organs", said Dr. James Eason, "... and that can be either after death with your family's consent or it can be while your still alive with a living kidney or a living liver donation".

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