CBC Radio: Critics worry Sask. for-profit plasma clinic could erode Canada’s blood supply

Posted on: August 2nd, 2016 by webmaster

Money for blood can be a controversial practice anywhere in the world, but especially so in Canada. Yet Saskatchewan is set to open the first for-profit plasma donation clinic in the country.

The tainted blood scandal of the ’80s looms large over the discussion of paid-for donations after upwards of 30,000 Canadians were infected with HIV and Hepatitis C after receiving tainted blood and plasma. And the federal inquiry that followed found that paid blood donations were in part to blame.

Read the full article on the CBC Radio web site.