Global News: Plans for paid-plasma donation clinic in New Brunswick raises ethical debate

Posted on: August 11th, 2016 by webmaster

An Ontario-based company that pays people to donate blood plasma – a practice banned in two provinces – is set to make New Brunswick its next centre of operation, fuelling an ongoing ethical debate.

Canadian Plasma Resources is looking to western and Atlantic provinces, including New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, after legislation in Ontario shuttered their two clinics in Toronto in 2014. Paid plasma donations are also not allowed in Quebec.

But the issue of paying people for their donation raises an ethical question and is stirring some strong opposition.

Read the full article on the Global News web site.