Healthcare activists hold information picket on pay-for-plasma clinics

Posted on: August 12th, 2016 by webmaster

About 20 healthcare activists and Canadian Blood Services workers joined an information picket at Scotia Square in downtown Halifax this morning to protest the potential arrival of a private, for-profit blood supply system.

Canadian Plasma Resources (CPR), a Saskatchewan company that pays plasma donors, has announced that it hopes to set up shop in Nova Scotia.

Introducing a for-profit company into our health system, and paying donors for giving blood doesn’t sit well with the protesters.

Read the full article on The Nova Scotia Advocate web site.