The Olympic Park Tower will be lit up in support of the cause of stem cell donation
Montréal, September 15, 2017—On Saturday, September 16, the Montréal Olympic Park Tower will be lit up in red and blue to mark World Marrow Donor Day. This symbolic gesture is intended to highlight the importance of stem cell donation in the lives of thousands of patients worldwide.
100 Mother’s Milk Donors Needed
Montréal, August 15, 2017–Héma-Québec’s Public Mothers’ Milk Bank is increasing its efforts to recruit new mothers to meet all the needs of infants born preterm at 32 weeks’ gestation or earlier. Some 200 nursing mothers currently donate to the Bank, but 300 donors are needed at any given time to meet the growing need of neonatal teams in hospitals that order units of mother’s milk from the Bank.
National Blood Donor Week – Rain or shine, the need for blood never goes away
Montréal, June 12, 2017 – Héma-Québec is using National Blood Donor Week, which continues until June 19, to remind the population that Québec’s blood reserve belongs to everyone and that, rain or shine, the need for blood never takes a holiday.
20th annual National Organ and Tissue Donor Week - Give a legacy of life!
Québec City, April 24, 2017 – Héma-Québec will mark the 20th annual National Organ and Tissue Donor Week from April 24 to 30 and continue its efforts to raise awareness among prospective donors about registering their consent and informing their family of their decision. It is important to point out that, although a majority of Quebecers confirm they are in favour of organ and tissue donation, fewer than half have actually formalized their consent.
26th annual Black History Month: Héma-québec calls on women in black communities to give blood
Montréal, February 17, 2017 – On the occasion of the 26th edition of Black History Month, Héma-Québec would like to emphasize how essential contributions from Québec’s Black communities are to the public blood supply. The various initiatives and efforts implemented in recent years to further engage these communities in this regard have helped recruit more than 4,500 new blood donors.
Statement by Héma-Québec regarding the shooting that took place January 29 at the Centre islamique de Québec
Montréal, January 30, 2017–Héma-Québec was shocked to learn that one of its employees, Mr. Alexandre Bissonnette, was arrested as a suspect in the tragic events that took place at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec on January 29, 2017.