National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week – Talk to Your Loved Ones!
Montréal, April 23, 2023 – National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week is April 23 to 29, and Héma-Québec is taking the opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of indicating your consent to be a donor by signing your health insurance card or joining one of the official registries. Once you’ve done this, don’t forget to let your loved ones know your wishes!
The agreement in principle between Héma-Québec and its nurses and practical nurses in Québec (affiliated with the CSN) is unanimously ratified
Montréal, March 20, 2023 – Héma-Québec is pleased to announce that the agreement in principle reached on March 16 with the Syndicat des infirmières et infirmières auxiliaires d'Héma-Québec (CSN) was ratified today by all members present at the general assembly.
Héma-Québec and its nurses and practical nurses in Québec (affiliated with the CSN) sign an agreement in principle
Montréal, March 17, 2023 – Héma-Québec is pleased to announce that an agreement in principle was reached on March 16 with the Syndicat des infirmières et infirmières auxiliaires d'Héma-Québec (CSN). Said agreement in principle will be put to a vote at the meeting scheduled for March 19.
Starting December 4 – All types of blood donation will be more inclusive
Montréal, September 6, 2022 - Héma-Québec is very happy that Health Canada has decided to extend the use of a gender-neutral questionnaire to all types of blood donations. This new measure, effective December 4, will make blood and platelet donations much more inclusive.
The blood supply is low: Héma-Québec needs 500 more donations per week this summer
Montréal, July 13, 2022 — The arrival of the 7th wave of COVID-19 this summer has led Héma-Québec to issue an urgent appeal to blood donors and those who have never donated before to roll up their sleeves.
A call to give blood for the first time: 1,400 new blood donors in June
June 1st, 2022 – In order to maintain an adequate and sufficient supply of blood products for the upcoming summer, Héma-Québec is launching the 3 x 1 Challenge. The idea? Make a first blood donation between June 1st and July 1st.
Héma-Québec is experiencing an unusually high rate of cancelled appointments
Montréal, April 6, 2022 – In recent days, the number of people in Québec cancelling or not showing up for their appointment to give blood has doubled. In the week of March 28 alone, this led to 800 fewer donations than the anticipated goal of almost 5,500 donations. And the trend is continuing well into this week.
Eligibility criteria for plasma donation by men who have sex with men: historic change in Québec
Montréal, March 25, 2022 – This coming fall, plasma donation will become more inclusive in Québec, without affecting the safety of recipients. This change, which will allow a greater number of men who have sex with men to be able to donate plasma, is the result of a decision by Health Canada following a request by Héma-Québec in 2021.