Humboldt Broncos' Logan Boulet donates organs to six patients, family says
The godfather of one of the victims of Friday's devastating bus crash in Saskatchewan involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team over the weekend says Logan Boulet survived long enough to donate his organs to six patients in need.
In a Facebook post on Saturday, Neil Langevin says Boulet signed a donor card shortly after his 21st birthday a few weeks ago.
"There have been matches made for all vital organs, including a patient set to receive his heart and lungs," Langevin wrote. "All counted, six people will receive the gift of life from Logan."
The post has been shared nearly 2,000 times.
"Following the organ surgery, his other organs will be donated to science as he requested," Langevin added. "These actions alone give voice to the selfless and benevolent nature Logan possessed in life."
On Sunday, Langevin thanked Facebookers for their "thoughtful words and sentiments", and urged the media to refrain from contacting him or Boulet's family.
"Out of respect for the Boulets, the other families involved the extended Boulet family and myself, we will be limiting our comments to a few local media that I have reached out to," he said. "Be strong, cherish your life and value others!"