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

Posted April 11, 2018

In British Columbia, from Friday evening as donors have registered 363 man, as the representative of the BC Transplant said by e-mail.

If you want to become an organ donor, visit their website at this link. "The people that get his organs are going to have a chance at a good life".

"It's such an easy thing that everyone can try to do to help", Stokke, 25, said in a phone interview. "His legacy will go on and on as an example to all Canadians of the importance of thinking about giving the gift of life today".

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"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.

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.

However, the same figures released in December 2017 revealed approximately 4,500 patients were still waiting for transplants, with 260 Canadians dying while waiting for a transplant.

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

Michelle Vanderhart, a mother of three in Fort MacCleod, Alta., said her two-year-old son Mason is one of the people for whom the decision to register could mean the difference between life and death.

"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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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 decision to donate organs is a powerful gift, made more poignant because it often happens at an incredibly hard time", said Alberta Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Sarah Hoffman.

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