Blood is a unique resource for which modern science has not yet found an artificial substitute. In view of the complexity of its components and the defence mechanisms attributed to it, research scientists are still a long way from discovering a suitable substitute for this precious resource.
Blood must, therefore, be collected from humans.
Québec hospitals depend on the generosity of donors for their blood supply. These donors are individuals who are concerned about sharing the great wealth that circulates in their veins. Several thousand patients, both children and adults, would not recover their health without blood donations.
In Québec, only 3% of eligible donors give blood. Why so few? Some people hesitate to give blood because they are misinformed or don’t understand the importance of donating. Yet it is essential because there are no substitutes for human blood.
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