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Paid blood donation back in the news – OPSEU stands firmly against

OPSEU’s cautionary warning to the Ontario government that it not open up the province’s blood and plasma industry to private interests is a driving force behind an August 13 CBC story. “We’ve been reminded through the COVID-19 Pandemic just how important national self-sufficiency is,” the article quoted OPSEU CBS and Diagnosics Chair Geoff Cain as……

An Alberta repeal would threaten Canada’s blood and plasma supply

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is raising the alarm in the wake of an Alberta private member’s bill that would repeal that province’s Voluntary Blood Donation Act, warning that doing the same in Ontario would contribute to the destruction of Canada’s essential blood plasma stocks.  “To Premier Ford and Health Minister Christine Elliott: don’t even……

World Blood Donor Day is June 14

For months, almost all of the world’s attention to health has been given to the deadly COVID-19 virus, but there are other incredibly important medical needs that we shouldn’t lose sight of. Today June 14, is World Blood Donor Day – a chance to help save the life of another. And while social distancing is……

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