A company that pays people for blood donation is trying to open a clinic in Moncton. CPR is aiming to open ten clinics across the country in the next few years. The company has been stopped in Ontario and Quebec with laws that ban payment for blood donations but it’s getting a warm reception in New Brunswick, where there is no such law. BloodWatch is a non-for-profit organization that represents the victims of the tainted blood scandal of the 1980s. Kat Lanteigne, Co-founder and Executive Director of BloodWatch, wants the province to reject a bid by Canadian Plasma Resources to set up a clinic in Moncton.
Listen: Full interview with Kat Lanteigne on the CBC News web site.