Global News: Opponents want government to stop paid blood donations

Posted on: September 13th, 2016 by webmaster

Citing the horrors of the tainted-blood scandal of the 1980s, a group of activists and NDP MPs made a public plea on Monday to Health Minister Jane Philpott, asking for an immediate moratorium on paid blood donations in Canada.

The group, led by NDP MP Don Davies, said the recent approval of a licence for a private, paid-donation clinic in Saskatchewan opens the door to many more such facilities, which could compromise the safety and efficiency of Canada’s blood services.

Find out more on the Global News article.