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CBC News: Donald Arseneault, Victor Boudreau and Ed Doherty are leaving cabinet

September 05, 2017 9:49 AM Brian Gallant drops 3 senior ministers in cabinet shuffle. As Service New Brunswick minister, Doherty had been caught up in the controversy over property assessments. Doherty secured a narrow victory in 2014 following a recount. Meanwhile, Boudreau had been a senior minister in the governments of Gallant and Shawn Graham. […]

CBC News: New Brunswick MP Ginette Petitpas Taylor, named Canada’s minister of health in a cabinet shuffle Monday

‘A lot I can bring to the table’: 2nd New Brunswick MP joins Trudeau cabinet Ginette Petitpas Taylor, MP for Moncton, Riverview and Dieppe, named health minister in cabinet shuffle. New Brunswick MP Ginette Petitpas Taylor, named Canada’s minister of health in a cabinet shuffle Monday, says she will draw on her social work experience […]

The Globe and Mail: Ottawa approved for-profit plasma clinic despite warning from Canadian Blood Services

The Globe and Mail (includes correction) Published Tuesday, Aug. 01, 2017 9:26PM EDT Canadian Blood Services told the federal government in January that the voluntary blood-donation system could be at risk if for-profit plasma collection is allowed to proliferate – six months before Health Canada gave a green light to the country’s third paid plasma […]

The Globe and Mail: Blood agency seeking $855-million in funding to boost plasma supply, document reveals

The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 5:00AM EDT Canadian Blood Services is seeking $855-million over seven years to significantly boost the amount of plasma it collects from unpaid donors to make medications, according to a confidential document that summarizes the full cost of the effort. The national blood authority sent the provincial, […]

BloodWatch To Protest Private Paid-Plasma Clinic In Moncton, Call For An Immediate Ban Of Blood Money

BloodWatch cofounder and tainted blood survivor, Michael McCarthy, will participate in a public protest in front of the private paid-plasma clinic in Moncton today, May 30th, at 12pm. Read the full press release.

Radio Canada – L’opposition à une clinique privée de plasma sanguin gronde au Nouveau-Brunswick

Le Front commun pour la justice sociale du Nouveau-Brunswick, entre autres intervenants, s’oppose à l’ouverture d’une clinique de l’entreprise Canadian Plasma Resources à Moncton. Le fait que les cliniques de l’entreprise achètent le plasma sanguin dérange particulièrement les opposants. Le premier argument du Front commun est que le corps humain n’est pas à vendre. Le […]

Canadaland Interview, May 2017

In our feature interview, Ashley speaks with Bloodwatch.org founder and Executive Director Kat Lanteigne about her long fight for justice for victims of Canada’s tainted blood scandal, and why she believes the federal government and some provinces are inclined to roll back some of the regulations put in place following the Krever Report. Listen to […]

BloodWatch Strongly Condemns Federal Approval Of Private Paid-Plasma Clinics

BloodWatch strongly condemns federal approval of a private for-profit paid-plasma collection business in Moncton, New Brunswick. Canadian Blood Services issued a stark warning in December of 2016 stating that private paid-plasma operations are harming the voluntary blood system in Saskatchewan, putting our national voluntary blood system at risk. Read the full statement. 

BREAKING: Alberta government unveils plan to ban private blood collection agencies

Private companies that pay individuals for providing blood or plasma will be banned from operating in Alberta, under proposed new legislation from the NDP government. Bill 3, the Voluntary Blood Donations Act, was introduced Monday afternoon in the legislature by Health Minister Sarah Hoffman. Read the full Edmonton Sun article.

BREAKING: Alberta introduces legislation to ban donating blood, plasma for profit

The changes are included in the Voluntary Blood Donations Act, introduced Monday in the legislature by Health Minister Sarah Hoffman. “Donating blood should not be viewed as a business venture, but as a public resource that saves lives every day,” said Hoffman. She said Bill 3 will protect Alberta’s voluntary blood donation system by preventing […]

Press Release: Safe Blood Advocates Laud Alberta Government For Paid-Plasma Ban

Contact: Borjana Dedoevic 647.802.2443 / borjanav@yahoo.com Download Press Release as PDF Safe Blood Advocates Laud Alberta Government For Paid-Plasma Ban: BloodWatch commends Minister Hoffman and the Alberta Government for bringing forth legislation that protects the security and integrity of the public blood system by banning for profit paid-plasma. Our pan-Canadian voluntary system is integral to […]

The Globe and Mail: Canadian Blood Services calls for funding to boost plasma donations

Health Minister Jane Philpott Shows Signs Of “Reconsidering” Blood Policy Decision. Health Minister Jane Philpott, who has in the past expressed cautious support for paid plasma, said in a statement Tuesday that she has asked Health Canada to “carefully assess” Dr. Sher’s concerns about the Saskatoon clinic’s effect on the voluntary blood-collection system. “CBS has, […]

Maclean’s Authors: Anne Kingston – What a blood plasma-for-profit clinic means for public heath care

January 14, 2017 – The federal government has quietly approved a plasma-for-profit clinic in Saskatoon, drawing fiery criticism from politicians, scientists and patients Three days before Christmas 2016, jingly seasonal music fills the air at Canadian Plasma Resources (CPR) in Saskatoon, located in a non-descript building in a quiet industrial stretch. In one direction, a […]

Global NEWS: Canadian Blood Services suffers decrease in donations

The Canadian Blood Services in Saskatoon has seen a decrease in donations this year. They’re behind their target for 2016 and suggest it’s due to competition with a private plasma clinic. Stu Gooden has the details. The clinic, located on Emerson Avenue, is collecting 126 fewer units of blood per month. They’ve also seen about […]

BREAKING – Canadian Blood Services Says Paid Plasma Clinics Are Harming Voluntary Donations

CEO of CBS speaks out against private-paid plasma clinics. Confirms that they harm the voluntary donor base in Saskatchewan where the private clinic set-up. PLEASE READ CBC’s national news story here.

The Todd Veinotte Show – Why private blood plasma is a terrible step for the safety

December 18, 2016 Executive Director and CoFounder of BloodWatch.org Kat Lanteigne is on to discuss her group’s opposition towards the opening of a plasma collection clinic in New Brunswick. Listen to the Todd Veinotte Show – Episode 119, the interview on why private blood plasma is a terrible step for the safety and integrity of […]