That's as we hear the terrifying figure that three people die needlessly every day waiting for an organ.
Many Canadians chose to become organ donors, inspired by the example of the young Logan Boulet team Humboldt Broncos, who was killed in a bad accident in Saskatchewan.
The Canadian Press reports that by Monday, April 8, almost 900 people in Alberta had expressed interest in becoming an organ donor, compared to the average of 425 normally seen over a two-day period.
A Humboldt Broncos hockey player from Lethbridge could help six people live on through organ donations, according to a family statement.
By giving consent for organ donation, in death, a donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation and enhance up to 75 others through tissue donation.
The British Columbia's organ donation agency also reported a more than 600 percent increase in interested organ donors in the weekend following the crash, compared to two weeks earlier. As a part of its pilot project called "university students organ donation campaign", the DMER has sent "organ donation pledge forms" to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), Nashik and the forms will be distributed among the principals of colleges coming under MUHS.
"There's a sensitivity, even in 2018, about organ donation and transplantation and it needs to be diminished", she said.
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And according to Midwest Transplant Network's research, 95 percent of people across the USA support the concept of organ donation, yet only about 54 percent are registered.
They want to remind people it only takes one person to save a life.
"The only thing that gets in the way is procrastination", she said.
"Today, approximately 117,000 people are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant", Poythress said.
Officials in Canada said online registration to become organ donators has surged over the past few days, with many taking to social media to personally name Boulet as the reason they made the decision.
"There can be a gift in this sorrowful time", Gavsie said.