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Lloydminster Lions roar for Green Shirt Day, light up in green on Sunday

It’s the sixth anniversary of Green Shirt Day to raise awareness for organ donations and the Lloydminster Lions invites you to light up in green on Sunday, April 7.

The Humboldt Broncos bus crash of April 6, 2018, saw 16 people perish and 13 more people had their lives affected forever, says Ray Tatro with the Lloydminster Lions Club as they spearhead the local commemoration and awareness effort.

In the aftermath, what came to be known as the Logan Boulet effect saw a “surge” in organ donations in Canada. Logan had a conversation with his father that he wanted to be an organ donor. His organs went on to give life to six people.

In Alberta, drivers can sign up to be organ donors when renewing their driver’s license. In Saskatchewan, you can go online to greenshirtday.ca to register. Residents can also register on the provincial health websites for both the AHS and SHA.

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The Lloydminster Lions are leading the local charge. They will be at the Farmers’ Market at Servus Sports Centre on Saturday with information on registering to be an organ donor along with ribbon pins. On Sunday they’re inviting everyone to turn up the green.

“Wear green shirts, display green lights, hang green from your balconies or windows to encourage organ donation awareness and registration,” says Tatro.

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