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For Immediate Release February 20, 2024 TORONTO – OPSEU/SEFPO condemns the announcement by Canadian Blood Services that for-profit multinational pharmaceutical company Grifols will open paid plasma collection sites in Whitby, Cambridge, Hamilton in late 2024 and 2025. Grifols will be operating under an undisclosed 15-year deal with Canadian Blood Services to privatize plasma collection in...

World Blood Donor Day, recognized every year on June 14, was initiated in 2004 by the World Health Organization. The aim was to raise awareness about the critical need for safe blood and blood products, and to express gratitude to donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood. This year’s theme – “GIVE blood, GIVE...

As part of the No Paid Plasma campaign we have developed a resolution that you can take to your own local city council and encourage them to declare their city a “No Paid Plasma Zone!” The resolution is rooted in the principles of voluntary, non-remunerated blood and plasma donation, as recommended by the World Health...