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 […]


L’acadie Nouvelle: Les opposants aux dons de sang rémunérés interpellent le gouvernement

Posted on: August 11th, 2016 by webmaster

Des organismes demandent au gouvernement provincial de bloquer l’arrivée au Nouveau-Brunswick d’une clinique qui paye les donneurs de plasma sanguin. L’organisation nationale BloodWatch, la Coalition de la santé du Nouveau-Brunswick et le Nouveau Parti démocratique entendent faire pression sur les libéraux pour qu’ils adoptent une loi afin d’empêcher Canadian Plasma Resources de s’installer dans la […]


CBC News: Government won’t ban paid-plasma clinics in N.B.

Posted on: August 11th, 2016 by webmaster

Critics are intensifying their calls for the New Brunswick government to say no to a company that wants to open a paid-plasma clinic in Moncton. Controversy has followed Canadian Plasma Resources from province to province as it tries to open clinics where donors are compensated for their plasma. “It’s dangerous because it creates a competitor […]


Plans for a 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 […]


Global News: Emotional call to stop privately-operated plasma collection clinic in N.B.

Posted on: August 11th, 2016 by webmaster

There was an emotional call for the Gallant government to stop a privately-operated plasma collection from setting up in New Brunswick. “The plasma that is collected by a private blood broker will be exported out of Canada for sale. This is absolutely outrageous and it’s dangerous.” CPR is planning to open a privately run plasma […]


Plans for a 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 […]


The Canadian Press: Plans for a paid-plasma donation clinic in New Brunswick raises ethical debate

Posted on: August 9th, 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 […]