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National Volunteer Week – Héma-Québec pays tribute to its thousands of volunteers

Montréal, April 7, 2014—Every day, Héma-Québec can count on the contribution of volunteers who enable it to fulfil its mission of giving life. Héma-Québec is taking advantage of National Volunteer Week to pay tribute to its thousands of volunteers.


A first in the Montérégie region! – A blood donation experience to discover at the Quartier DIX30 GLOBULE Centre

Brossard, February 12, 2014 – Today, Héma-Québec inaugurates its Quartier DIX30 GLOBULE Blood Donor Centre. This new GLOBULE Centre offers people living in the Montérégie region a complementary option to the mobile blood drives for supporting the cause of giving life.


23rd edition of Black History Month – Héma-Québec reiterates its appeal to Black communities

Montréal, January 31, 2014 – Héma-Québec is once again marking Black History Month in an ongoing effort to diversify the collective blood supply and reiterate the importance of the contribution of Black communities.


Inauguration of the PLASMAVIE Plasma Donor Lounge – A first in Québec, a one-of-a-kind concept!

Trois-Rivières, December 12, 2013 — Trois-Rivières is home to a Québec first. Local donors, who are already deeply committed to giving blood, are now being invited to donate plasma, a blood product in high demand across the province.


Dr. Jean De Serres honoured by the ESG UQAM Alumni Association

Montréal, November 13, 2013 – Yesterday evening, the ESG UQAM Alumni Association honoured Dr. Jean De Serres, CEO of Héma-Québec, at its 2013 Gala Prix Performance recognizing graduates with outstanding careers.


Construction of the C-LAVIE complex in Québec City

Québec City, September 12, 2013 — Héma-Québec, Québec City and the Government of Québec announce the construction of the C∙LAVIE complex, a cell production facility representing an investment of $21.5M that will be built in the Michelet innovation space within the territory of Québec City.


First public cord blood bank in Canada saves more and more lives!

Montréal, August 26, 2013 — The only public cord blood bank in Canada, operated by Héma-Québec since 2004, has increased its activities at a sustained pace since last year and is producing interesting results, both nationally and internationally.


Héma-Québec meets 100% of the needs of patients

Montréal, August 8, 2013 – Some articles were reporting this morning that there was an urgent need for blood donations across Canada during this vacation period. The blood supply of Héma-Québec, however, is at an optimal level, which is to say more than six days. Héma-Québec meets 100% of the needs of patients in Québec. Héma-Québec has recently provided nearly 400 units of blood products to Canadian Blood Services to help meet their urgent needs.


United for life

Montréal, June 3, 2013 – Héma-Québec’s summer campaign – United for Life – presents its new featured personalities. It features three very surprising duos: artists Céline Dion and Kent Nagano, humorists Dominique Michel and Sugar Sammy and anchorpersons Pierre Bruneau and Mitsumi Takahashi, all personalities who either compete with one another or work at opposites ends of the spectrum in their respective fields and who have decided to unite for the cause of giving life.


Québec will have a mothers’ milk bank in Spring 2014

Montréal, May 29, 2013 – Québec will have a mothers’ milk bank in Spring 2014. The future mothers’ milk bank will be used for very premature babies who cannot be breastfed by their mothers.


Man who had sex with man - Change to the Blood Donor Eligibility Criterion effective July 22, 2013

Montréal, May 22, 2013 – Responding favourably to the requests of Héma-Québec and Canadian Blood Services, Health Canada has approved a change in the permanent blood donor exclusion criterion for a man who had sex with a man.