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.


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

Posted on: December 19th, 2016 by webmaster

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 […]


CBC News New Brunswick: Need for blood donors rises with eligibility changes

Posted on: November 14th, 2016 by webmaster

Canadian Blood Services tries to expand donor base now that women can’t give blood as often. Canadian Blood Services says it must find 450 new donors a month in New Brunswick because of changes in donor eligibility rules. Starting Dec. 10, women will have to wait at least 12 weeks between blood donations. The interval […]


CBC: BloodWatch urges Victor Boudreau to oppose paid donations

Posted on: October 28th, 2016 by webmaster

Blood Watch is on a mission to deliver a 15,000-signature petition to country’s health ministers


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 […]


FIGHTING TO KEEP OUR BLOOD SUPPLY SAFE

Posted on: August 11th, 2016 by webmaster

Kat Lanteigne, the co-founder of BloodWatch.org, was recently in New Brunswick raising awareness of the dangers of for-profit, paid blood and plasma donations. The provincial government has pledged its support to Canadian Plasma Resources to open a clinic in Moncton which would pay donors $25 for their blood and plasma donations. There are several issues […]


Telegraph journal: Paid blood plasma clinic for Moncton facing opposition

Posted on: August 11th, 2016 by webmaster

“Before our provincial government makes any decision around this, there needs to be a robust discussion and debate about the ethics of doing this. To open the door to turn parts of people into products is quite worrisome.” – David Coon. Opposition is mounting to a private company’s plans to pay people for their blood […]


New Brunswick nurses line up against private blood plasma clinic set to open in Moncton next year

Posted on: August 11th, 2016 by webmaster

New Brunswick’s nurses have added their voices to the opposition mounting against a private blood plasma clinic opening in Moncton. Marilyn Quinn, the president of the union representing 6,900 of the province’s registered nurses, said Tuesday she had written to Health Minister Victor Boudreau earlier this week asking him to outlaw the practice of private […]


New Brunswick Union: BLOODWATCH WANTS TO KEEP PROVINCE’S BLOOD SUPPLY SAFE

Posted on: August 11th, 2016 by webmaster

The New Brunswick Union will bring forward a resolution to its members at its biennial convention to help and support BloodWatch with its stated goals. Co-founder of the group, Kat Lanteigne, spoke to the board of the NBU at a recent meeting outlining the philosophy and goals of the organization. The tainted blood scandal of […]


Global News: Plans for paid-plasma donation clinic in New Brunswick raises ethical debate

Posted on: August 11th, 2016 by webmaster

An Ontario-based company that pays people to donate blood plasma – a practice banned in two provinces – is set to make New Brunswick its next centre of operation, fuelling an ongoing ethical debate. Canadian Plasma Resources is looking to western and Atlantic provinces, including New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, after legislation in Ontario shuttered […]