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  • HÉMA-QUÉBEC's facility in Québec City successfully passes annual inspection

    Montréal, December 23, 2002

    Inspectors from the Blood Establishment Regulation Division (BERD) - a branch of Health Canada - maintained Héma-Québec's operating licence following the yearly procedural audit, which took place at the Québec City facility between November 25 and 29, 2002.

  • HÉMA-QUÉBEC's holiday campaign makes good headway

    Montréal, December 19, 2002 

    This year's Héma-Québec holiday campaign, which began on December 2, is focused on the theme of Get Wrapped up in Life. At this midway point of the campaign, more than 15,400 people have given blood at the 102 clinics held throughout Québec.

  • HÉMA-QUÉBEC launches its holiday campaign

    Montréal, December 2, 2002

    Héma-Québec's holiday campaign will focus on the theme of Get Wrapped up in Life. From December 2, 2002 to January 5, 2003, some 248 blood drives will be organized with various partners in the community, with the goal of welcoming 28,600 donors throughout Québec.

  • Inauguration of new laboratories At Héma-Québec, it's in our blood!

    Saint-Laurent, September 26, 2002

    HÉMA-QUÉBEC inaugurated its new laboratories at 4045 Côte-Vertu Boulevard in Montréal, in the borough of Saint-Laurent, before almost 400 guests. After two years of preparation, the new facilities, which are equipped with cutting-edge technology, are now fully operational. Ministers Nicole Léger and Stéphane Dion were on hand to highlight this event and pay tribute to all HÉMA-QUÉBEC employees.

  • Straight from the heart… to save lives !

    Saint-Laurent, September 10, 2002

    HÉMA-QUÉBEC is proud to announce that for its last blood drive of the summer campaign, hosted by the Alouettes football team of Montréal, almost 75,000 Quebeckers gave the gift of life, with 5,402 people giving blood for the first time. Between June 10 and September 8, 2002, a crucial period for maintaining blood reserve levels, HÉMA-QUÉBEC organized 459 clinics throughout Québec.

  • Nearly 40,000 Quebeckers gave blood this summer!

    Saint-Laurent, August 5, 2002

    HÉMA-QUÉBEC is pleased to announce that, eight weeks into its summer campaign, 39,736 people have given blood so far at the 245 blood clinics held throughout Québec.

  • Save a life this summer by giving blood !

    Saint-Laurent, June 11, 2002

    To meet the demands of Québec hospitals for blood components during the summer, HÉMA-QUÉBEC expects to receive more than 81,000 donors at its 443 mobile clinics, organized between June 10 and September 10.

  • 450 donors expected per week Thanks to donors, GLOBULE is a resounding success

    Saint-Laurent, May 1, 2002

    In the past six months, close to 10,000 blood donors have come to roll up their sleeves at Globule, the new blood donor centre located at the Place Versailles shopping mall. Many first-time donors have visited Globule since it opened on October 29. The verdict is unanimous: this new blood clinic concept has been a great success.

  • HÉMA-QUÉBEC's facility in Québec City passes annual inspection

    Montréal, March 4, 2002

    HÉMA-QUÉBEC has once again successfully passed its annual inspection. Inspectors from the Blood Establishment Regulation Division (BERD) - a branch of Health Canada - maintained HÉMA-QUÉBEC's operating licence following the yearly procedural audit, which took place at the Québec City facility between February 4 and 8, 2002.

  • HÉMA-QUÉBEC's Montréal facility passes annual inspection

    Montréal, January 11, 2002

    HÉMA-QUÉBEC has once again passed its annual inspection. Inspectors from the Blood Establishment Regulation Division (BERD) - a branch of Health Canada - maintained HÉMA-QUÉBEC's operating licence following the yearly procedural audit, which took place at the Montréal facility between December 6 and 14, 2001.

  • HÉMA-QUÉBEC acquires cutting-edge screening technology

    Saint-Laurent, January 7, 2002

    In keeping with its mission to provide the public with optimum-quality blood products, HÉMA-QUÉBEC has signed an agreement with Canadian firm Abbott Laboratories to acquire Abbott PRISM®, a fully automated instrument system for high-volume blood-screening laboratories... HÉMA-QUÉBEC will be the first blood products supplier in Canada - and probably the first in North America - to use this high-precision technology, which has an internationally proven track record.

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