Press releases 2017

  • 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.