Relative of kidney recipient praises Humboldt Broncos player Logan Boulet a hero

Alicia Farmer
April 11, 2018

Before his death, Boulet's family confirmed he was being kept on life support so doctors could remove his organs for donation, per his wishes.

"These actions alone give voice to the selfless and benevolent nature Logan possessed in life for others", Langevin stated.

This is part of a trend for the organ donor agency. "He is a great hero and one of the nicest people you would have been lucky enough to meet".

There now are more than 120,000 men, women and children waiting for organ transplants in the United States, and every 10 minutes, another person is added to the waiting list, according to the organization's website.

"I have ordered a full-fledged inquiry, which will help me improve myself and ensure that in case organs are harvested in the state then Goans would benefit...", said Health Minister Vishwajit Rane.

Any Manitoban looking to become an organ donor can do so by registering at

Elsewhere, Ontario's Trillium Gift of Life Network told Newsweek that 182 people had registered to become organ donators by Sunday, compared to 67 on March 25.

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She thinks the conversation around organ donations should begin in schools.

"There's always a bit of a silver lining, even in a tragedy like this", Ellis said in a phone interview.

The state government on Tuesday initiated an inquiry as to why the Goa Medical College and Hospital failed to receive the organs in the cadaveric organ retrieval procedure from a brain dead person admitted in a private hospital on the outskirts of the city.

For the first year ever, more than 1,500 people in the United Kingdom donated their organs after they died, with the number rising by 11 percent over the previous year.

"The goal of the green ribbon campaign is to bring awareness to the fact that we need more donors, and how much good it does to be a donor", Kevin Allen, public affairs coordinator at Midwest Transplant Network, says.

She said many people put off registration because they don't want to think about how this issue could affect them, but she hopes Boulet's example will jolt Canadians into signing up. Poythress is also a member of the hospital's ethics committee, which is spearheading the campaign to raise awareness on the need for organ, eye and tissue donation.

"There can be a gift in this sorrowful time", Gavsie said. "So we've just tried to make it as simple as possible and to let people know how big of an impact they can have by taking that few seconds to register themselves".

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