BloodWatch Strongly Condemns Federal Approval Of Private Paid-Plasma Clinics

Posted on: April 24th, 2017 by webmaster

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

Posted on: March 13th, 2017 by webmaster

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

Posted on: March 13th, 2017 by webmaster

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 […]


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

Posted on: February 1st, 2017 by webmaster

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

Posted on: January 17th, 2017 by webmaster

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 […]


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

Posted on: December 30th, 2016 by webmaster

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.


STOP PLASMA FOR PROFIT

Posted on: September 13th, 2016 by webmaster

Stop the export of Canadian blood for profit. Every policy has a story. This is our Canadian story. Watch our video. 


SIGN THE PETITION! Ban for-profit donor-paid plasma collection in Canada on SumOfUs.org

Posted on: August 16th, 2016 by webmaster

We’re happy to announce that SumOfUs.org, the amazing online campaign platform, is profiling BloodWatch on their site. Check it out and SIGN THE PETITION: Ban for-profit donor-paid plasma collection in Canada. SumOfUs.org is a new world-wide movement for a better global economy. Here’s what they stand for: Governments that answer to citizens – not corporations Fair […]


People’s Assembly of Victoria: Inside the fight to stop paid plasma

Posted on: August 16th, 2016 by webmaster

After hearing that a private company plans to set up paid plasma clinics in B.C., we teamed up with the BC Chapter of the Canadian Hemophilia Society and BloodWatch.org to bring the call for a BC ban on pay-for-blood and plasma directly to government and BC communities. We went to the Legislature with families who […]


Opposed to blood money

Posted on: August 16th, 2016 by webmaster

Advocates for ‘safe blood’ have launched a provincial tour in support of a B.C. ban on pay-for-blood and plasma. The “safe blood advocates” from BloodWatch.org, the B.C. Health Coalition and the B.C. Hemophilia Society kicked off the weeklong tour yesterday. They are calling on the province to follow Ontario and Quebec’s lead and implement the […]


Abby News: Groups urge B.C. to follow Ontario, Quebec by banning pay-for-plasma clinics

Posted on: August 16th, 2016 by webmaster

VICTORIA — A group that fought to ban pay-for-plasma clinics in Ontario has taken its fight to British Columbia, joining the New Democrat Opposition in its call against allowing such facilities in the province. Members of BloodWatch.org were in the legislature when health critic Judy Darcy introduced a private member’s bill that would ban companies […]


Capital News: Advocates say no blood for money in B.C.

Posted on: August 16th, 2016 by webmaster

Members of BloodWatch.org, the BC Health Coalition and the BC Hemophilia Society kick off a week-long tour Sunday, May 8 in Abbotsford to push for a ban in B.C. on paying people for their blood and plasma donations. They will host a meeting in Kelowna on Thursday, May 12. The advocates are calling on the […]


Abby News: Privatized blood collection should be banned, says group

Posted on: August 16th, 2016 by webmaster

Playwright Kat Lanteigne courted controversy in 1993 when her high school play “If Men Had Periods” was banned from a scholarship competition while she was attending Abbotsford Senior Secondary. Twenty-three years later, she is coming home amidst another national controversy as part of a countrywide protest to stop private plasma clinics from opening in B.C. […]


CBC News: Advocate for tainted blood victims says private blood services would make Canadians less safe

Posted on: August 15th, 2016 by webmaster

Is it in you to sell? After B.C. Health Minister Terry Lake wrote an editorial saying the province is open to allowing private blood plasma companies to set up shop, a group representing victims of the tainted blood scandal are urging a rethink. Kat Lanteigne, co-founder of bloodwatch.org, says opening up Canada’s blood system to […]


Vancouver 24hrs: Cities asked to ban pay-for-plasma

Posted on: August 15th, 2016 by webmaster

Getting paid to donate blood may sound like a great way to give something useful and earn a little cash, but advocates against private clinics are urging B.C. civic leaders to ban the practice. Kat Lanteigne, who runs the group BloodWatch, spoke to Burnaby council Monday — urging legal reforms. The origins of many of […]


Chek News: Blood activists ask B.C. government to ban paying for blood plasma

Posted on: August 15th, 2016 by webmaster

A Duncan family suffered greatly during the tainted blood scandal in the 1980’s. Darlene Taylor’s two sons received blood tainted with hepatitis and HIV. “So the next few years were kind of like hell because our older son died, quite slowly and painfully,” she said. Thousands of families were affected. Afterwards, one of the recommendations […]