Lethbridge Herald: Protection called for blood system

Posted on: September 19th, 2016 by webmaster

Canada’s donor-based blood service should not be taken over by an American-style, for-profit industry. That’s the warning being sounded across the nation by the BloodWatch advocacy group. Its spokesperson, Kat Lanteigne, brought the message to Lethbridge this week, at a meeting organized by Friends of Medicare.

While Alberta has taken no action to safeguard Canada’s non-profit, volunteer based donation system, she said Ontario and Quebec have taken steps to safeguard their blood supply.

Read more on the Lethbridge Herald web site.