Health Canada – Montreal facility and Laval GLOBULE Blood Donor Centre pass inspections

Montreal, February 11, 2016—From November 30 to December 9 2015, Health Canada conducted its annual inspection of the Montreal facility as well as the Laval GLOBULE Blood Donor Centre, following which their establishment licences were renewed.

Seven observations for the Montreal facility and one observation for the Laval Blood Donor Centre without a major impact on product safety were issued by the inspectors. Corrective measures have already been taken or will be taken shortly.

These results reflect once again that Héma-Québec meet the strictest standards and security measures and demonstrates that blood product, stem cells and human tissues safety is a constant priority.

Health Canada audits are designed to ensure compliance with safety measures and with the requirements stipulated in its operating licence. Inspections are conducted every year at Héma-Québec’s Montréal and Québec facilities, and the GLOBULE Blood Donor Centres are closely examined every two years.

About Héma-Québec

Héma-Québec’s mission is to efficiently meet the needs of the Québec population for safe, optimal-quality blood and blood products, human tissues, cord blood, mother’s milk and cellular products; and to develop and provide expertise and specialized, innovative services in the field of human biological products. Héma-Québec encompasses 1,300 employees, over 300,000 donor visits to blood drives per year, 16,000 volunteers and more than 500,000 blood products delivered annually to Québec hospitals to meet the needs of patients.

Give blood. Give life.

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Information:

Héma-Québec
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www.hema-quebec.qc.ca