Four members of Humboldt Broncos remain in critical condition
Twelve members of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team remain in hospital, being treated following Friday's devestating crash.
Four patients are in critical condition, four are in serious condition, four are in stable condition.
"Critical condition means life-threatening injuries; serious condition means significant injuries," explains Dr. Mark Wahba with Royal University Hospital.
Wahba began to choke back tears as he recalled arriving on-scene shortly after the crash. "The community response at the scene and local hospitals was truy amazing. The rapid response and support from the surrounding communities, wider province, and provinces including ambulances, helicopters, planes, staff, and supplies undoubtedly saved many lives. The support from hospitals province-wide absorbing the additional other acute care needs allowed us to devote our resources to helping the injured victims as they arrived in Saskatoon."
Meanwhile, many social media users say the donation of Humboldt Broncos player Logan Boulet's organs has inspired them to become donors themselves, with health officials in two provinces saying online registrations have surged in the days following the horrific crash.
A spokesperson for British Columbia's organ donation agency said it saw more than a sixfold increase in online registrations over the weekend compared to two weeks earlier, and Ontario officials said registrations nearly tripled Sunday over the same period of time.
His godfather posted a statement on behalf of the family saying a surgical team from Alberta travelled to a Saskatoon hospital to conduct organ transplant procedures early Sunday morning.
Neil Langevin said six people were set to receive the "gift of life" from Boulet, and his other organs would be donated to science.
"Logan had made it known, and very clear to his family, that he had signed his organ donor card when he turned 21 just a few weeks ago," Langevin said in a Facebook post.
"These actions alone give voice to the selfless and benevolent nature Logan possessed in life for others."
A spokesperson for Ontario's Trillium Gift of Life Network said 182 people registered online to become donors Sunday, up from 67 new registrations on March 25.
The majority of Ontario organ donors register in person, and the number of registrations tends to fluctuate, so it can be challenging to pinpoint any single explanation for the jump, Jennifer Long said.
In British Columbia, 363 people have registered their decisions online since Friday evening, a BC Transplant spokesperson said in an email, compared to 59 registrations over the weekend of March 24 and 25, which is more typical.