April 07, 2021

April 7th is Green Shirt Day!

Register. Tell Your Family. Be Inspired.
On April 6, 2018, Canadians were heartbroken to hear the news of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Of the 29 passengers, sixteen lost their lives and thirteen will all bear physical and emotional scars for life.

On April 7, 2018, Humboldt Broncos defenceman Logan Boulet succumbed to his injuries. His parents, Bernadine and Toby Boulet offered to donate his organs so that six lives could live on. They did so because Logan told his parents he was registering as an organ donor and that he was inspired by his coach and mentor Ric Suggitt. Ric passed on June 27th, 2017 and was also an organ donor and saved 6 lives.

As news spread of the organ donation by this young hockey player, it is estimated that almost 150,000 people registered to become organ donors in the days and weeks that followed. To date, this is the largest number of Canadians registering to become organ donors in Canadian History due to one event – one person.

Green Shirt Day was created to honour, remember, and recognize all the victims and families of that fatal crash and to continue Logan’s legacy by inspiring Canadians to talk to their families and register as organ donors.

To learn more about Green Shirt Day and the Logan Boulet Effect, click here!

How to Get Involved
Humboldt Broncos Defenseman Logan Boulet helped 6 lives live on and inspired a Nation to register as organ & tissue donors. We can all be an inspiration by registering as organ & tissue donors, and telling our family and friends. We are Together Strong!

  • Use @greenshirtday #GreenShirtDay #LoganBouletEffect #TogetherStrong
  • Register as an organ donor and tell your family your wishes.
  • Post a selfie or video that you are a registered donor and have told your family.
  • Organize an online/social media registration drive with family and friends.
  • Wear GREEN on Green Shirt Day and tell Canadians why you’re a donor.
  • Light up Green – Could be your front door light, stringing Christmas lights, etc. Post photos and videos!
  • Hang Green Shirts from your windows/balcony.
  • Encourage others to register or confirm that they are registered.
  • Support the Green Shirt Day campaign as a sponsor/partner, please contact [email protected]
  • Order an Official Green Shirt Day shirt here:

Let’s continue to inspire one another by registering and telling our family.