The World Health Organization recommends a 100% voluntary blood collection
system for safety. Canadian Blood Services does occasionally advertise
when the blood supply is low, but for the most part they’ve been able to
meet their demands, even closing down a clinic in Thunder Bay because there was no need for additional blood....
There is simply no need for for-profit plasma clinics and it puts Canada’s current blood supply at risk. During the 1980s 20,000 Canadians were infected with hepatitis C, 11,000 with HIV.
The Ontario Liberal government has announced that they will introduce
legislation to stop the practice of for-profit plasma collection.
Please email or call your MPP today to support strong legislation
ensuring the safety of Ontario’s blood supply by making it our goal to
have 100% voluntary blood collection. We need all political parties to
support this very important legislation.
To find the contact information for your MPP please go to: http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/members/members_current.do?locale=en
For Twitter users, please tweet your MPP asking for their public support of a 100% voluntary blood collection system in Ontario.