Our Public Blood System Still Isn’t Protected
How far will Canadian Plasma Resources expand operations?
On March 23 the Alberta NDP government passed the Voluntary Blood Donations Act on third reading, recognizing the role of Canadian Blood Services (CBS) as our sole not-for-profit collector and provider of blood and plasma. The bill introduced by Health Minister Sarah Hoffman banned the sale of blood and plasma in Alberta, allowing CBS to focus on its ambitious plans to more than double voluntary plasma collection. This will reduce Canada’s reliance on the American paid plasma market, where vulnerable populations are taken advantage of to help line the profit margins of a billion dollar industry.Read more
This is Taylor Pagotto.
You might be hearing from him over the summer. Taylor is a student in political science at MacEwan University in Edmonton, and Taylor is now working with Friends of Medicare on Outreach & Fundraising. Welcome Taylor!
First order of business, we are reaching out to our members and supporters to encourage participation in our September 28th conference on Universal Prescription Drug Coverage.Read more