The Globe and Mail: Ottawa approved for-profit plasma clinic despite warning from Canadian Blood Services

Posted on: August 25th, 2017 by webmaster

The Globe and Mail (includes correction)
Published Tuesday, Aug. 01, 2017 9:26PM EDT

Canadian Blood Services told the federal government in January that the voluntary blood-donation system could be at risk if for-profit plasma collection is allowed to proliferate – six months before Health Canada gave a green light to the country’s third paid plasma clinic, in Moncton.

The warning was included in a letter that Canadian Blood Services (CBS), which manages the blood supply outside Quebec, sent to Health Minister Jane Philpott as it pitched its own business plan to boost the amount of plasma it collects to make medications.

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