CBC News: Canadian Plasma Resources pays for donations, eyes Maritime expansion

Posted on: August 12th, 2016 by webmaster

A company that pays for plasma donations in Saskatchewan is hoping to open locations in the Maritimes, but some organizations argue Canada shouldn’t allow people to be compensated for donating blood products.

Canadian Plasma Resources, which uses plasma in the production of pharmaceuticals, opened in Saskatoon in February.

Its practice of giving people a $25 gift card with each blood donation has raised the ire of the Canadian Union of Public Employees and has been debated in the House of Commons.

Read the full article on the CBC News web site.