Lethbridge City Council calls April 7 Green Shirt Day
Lethbridge City Council has again proclaimed April 7 as Green Shirt Day in our city. The day honours the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash and player Logan Boulet who saved six lives when he donated his organs following the tragic crash in April of 2018. Lethbridge Mayor Blaine Hyggen says this day encourages people to continue to donate their organs.
“And I’ve heard it each time we’ve had this resolution come forward it just reminds people- it had a lot the first year and as soon as the day comes forward there’s more and more individuals that sign up for organ donation. It’s important- going back to again having it each year and bringing it forward and how that does help those in need for sure.”
It is estimated that since the Boulet organ donation around 150,000 people registered to become organ donors in the days and weeks that followed.