Global News: Pay for plasma: Calls for and against it from those affected

Posted on: September 13th, 2016 by webmaster

Andrew Cumming is a hemophiliac who learned about two decades ago that he had been infected with HIV and Hepatitis C through tainted blood.

“It was probably the most loathed and stigmatized disease that anyone had contemplated,” he said of life after his diagnosis.

He said he was “gobsmacked” when he learned about Canadian Plasma Resources, a private pay for plasma clinic, offering compensation in return for plasma donations. The clinic offers $25 credit cards to donors.

Read more and watch the video on the Global News web site.