The Globe and Mail: It’s beyond time for a clear policy on paying donors for plasma

Posted on: August 6th, 2016 by webmaster

Canadian Plasma Resources, having failed miserably with its plan to pay plasma donors in Toronto, has now set up shop in Saskatoon.

Why Saskatchewan – or any other province, for that matter – would align itself with a company that has a controversial history and business plan is odd, especially given Canada’s painful history with tainted blood.

And it is doubly puzzling because the provinces own Canadian Blood Services (CBS), the not-for-profit agency that collects blood and plasma (from volunteer, non-remunerated donors) in Canada, and whose efforts are undermined by the private company’s tactics. It’s as if the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing.

Read the full article on the Globe and Mail web site.