POSTED APRIL, 2022
Every year in April, BC Transplant focuses its efforts on raising awareness about organ donation. This time is dedicated to sharing stories and raising awareness about the benefits of organ donation and the life-saving effects of transplantation.
April 7th is Green Shirt Day, launched by the Boulet Family who lost their son Logan Boulet, a 21-year old hockey player, who did not survive the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash that killed 16 people in 2018.
Logan registered as an organ donor just weeks before the accident and had spoken to his father about his wishes a year before. Logan was able to save or help improve six people's lives through his organ donation.
Local 258 IBEW has received a request from one of our members, Brother Jim McKay, a retired Lineman and retired Dispatcher with our Union. Due to some previous health issues, Jim underwent chemotherapy many years ago and side effects have left him in need of a new kidney, so he is reaching out to his Union brothers and sisters.
If you have ever been interested in organ donation, the time may be right for you to see if you are a match for Jim. Please contact the Union Hall (phone:604-520-3305; toll-free 1-877-520-3305; email email@example.com) and we can connect you with Jim for further information.
Local 258 IBEW encourages our members and your families to have conversations about organ donation and to consider registering as an organ donor.
Additional information is also available at the Canadian Transplant Association website.