Globe Editorial: Paying for blood has too high a cost

Posted on: August 16th, 2016 by webmaster

The Globe recently came out against paid plasma in this editorial from April 27th.

“Earlier this week, the CEO of Canadian Blood Services, an organization born in the aftermath of the tainted blood scandal that claimed thousands of lives and cost billions in financial settlements, mused about increasing the country’s plasma supply by, just maybe, compensating blood donors. You know, blood for cash.

That’s a door that must be shut, firmly, and locked. If the Krever judicial inquiry taught us anything it’s this: don’t mess with the precautionary principles that must underpin the blood system.”

Read the full article on the Globe and Mail website.