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 private companies will ultimately make it less safe.

“We have no control over what that plasma is used for and who it goes to,” she told All Points West host Robyn Burns.

Read the full article on the CBC News web site.