Huffington Post – Stop For-Profit Blood Clinics, Doctors Urge

Posted on: August 9th, 2016 by webmaster

Introducing a paid-donor system for blood products could compromise Canada’s blood supply and is not justified, a group of physicians says.

The chair of Canadian Doctors for Medicare said she was shocked by the news that a company in Ontario was planning to pay for plasma.

“The critical issue here is opening up our blood services sector to for-profit companies who have an interest in providing a profit to their shareholders that at times could conflict with the imperative to maintain high quality health standards for Canadians,” Dr. Danielle Martin said in an interview Wednesday at Women’s College Hospital, where she is a family physician.

She called on the federal government to deny approval to Canadian Plasma Resources.

Read the full article on the Huffington Post web site.