Canada Blood Donations

Canadian Blood Services Struggling For Donors After New Iron Rules

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2017 | Canada

Only 3.4 per cent of eligible donors in Canada give blood.

Commodifying Blood Donation Could Solve Canada's Shortfall

Peter Jaworski | Posted 10.08.2016 | Canada Business
Peter Jaworski

The Voluntary Blood Donations Act" prohibits paying and receiving payment for blood, either directly or indirectly. With this bill, the legislature has made the giving and receiving of blood a sacrament. The simplest solution to the blood and plasma shortage is to desacralize blood and plasma. Instead of bowing our heads to this idol, we should see it as the false idol it is, and get back to having a market in blood.

It's Now Easier For Older Blood Donors To Give Blood

CP | Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Living

HALIFAX - The agency that operates Canada's blood donor clinics is planning to make it easier for older donors to give blood, saying it will introduce...

Canadian Blood Services Looks At Relaxing Restrictions On Gay Donors

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.12.2014 | Canada Living

MONTREAL - There are no immediate plans to further relax restrictions on gay and bisexual blood donors despite the fact officials are testing the wate...

Canada's Tainted Blood Crisis Isn't Over

Kat Lanteigne | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Living
Kat Lanteigne

I recently attended a meeting at Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews' office with two infected hemophiliacs to beg her not to license private paid-blood-donor clinics. Just before we entered the room one of them whispered, "Will it ever end?"

Doctors Say NO To For-Profit Blood Clinics!

CBC | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada Impact

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

Payment For Blood Donors Comes To Canada

CBC | Posted 04.26.2013 | Canada Impact

Two Canadian companies are willing to pay blood donors to get their plasma. Canadian Plasma Resources in Toronto and CanGene Plasma in Wi...